|Birthplace:||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Draft:||2nd round, 45th overall|
|NBA Career:||2014 - present|
|Mavs Tenure:||2014 - present|
Dwight Powell (born July 20, 1991 in Toronto, Canada) was obtained by the Dallas Mavericks, along with point guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics in return for Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, a 2016 second round draft choice and a $12.9 million trade exception.
Powell attended high school at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and was listed by Rivals.com as the # 8 power forward and # 25 overall high school player in the nation in 2010. He elected to play his college ball at Stanford and had an immediate impact on the Cardinal.
In 2010-2011, as a freshman, he saw action in 31 games while averaging 8.1 points and 5.2 rebounds and was named to the All-PAC 10 Freshman team. Powell continued to improve in his sophomore campaign and helped lead Stanford to the NIT Championship while being named PAC-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
He really had a breakout year in 2012-2013 when over 36 games he posted averages of 14.9 points and 8.4 rebounds. He was selected to the All-PAC 12 First Team, PAC-12 All-Academic Second Team and was the conference's Most Improved Player. That success carried over to his senior year when he was again named to the All-PAC 12 First Team and was the PAC-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Powell was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the second round (45th overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft. Just over two weeks later the Hornets sent him, along with center Brendan Haywood to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Scotty Hopson and cash.
The movement didn't stop there, however, when on September 25, 2014 Powell joined his third team in less than three months. Cleveland traded the 6'11 center/forward, along with John Lucas III, Erick Murphy, Malcolm Thomas and the Cavs' 2016 and 2017 second round draft picks to Boston for Keith Bogans and two future second round draft picks.
During his stint with the Celtics, Powell split his time between the big club and their D-League team in Maine. With Boston, he saw action five games averaging 1.8 points and 0.2 rebounds. But while he was with the D-League's Red Claws he managed 21.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in four games.
On December 18, 2014, Powell was on the move again. This time to Dallas along with point guard Rajon Rondo in exchange for Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, a 2016 second round draft choice and large trade exception.
Powell split time between the Mavs and their D-League team the Texas Legends. He enjoyed a season high 11 points for Dallas on January 14, 2015 against Denver.
In 2015-2016 he averaged 5.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 14.4 minutes per game in 69 games including two starts.
On July 8, 2016, Powell re-signed with Dallas.