|College:||North Carolina State|
Josh Powell (born January 27, 1983 in Charleston, South Carolina) was signed by the Dallas Mavericks, as a free agent, on August 2, 2005.
Powell attended North Carolina State where he played two seasons. As a freshman, Powell appeared in 34 games averaging 7.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. His next season, things really came together as he improved his numbers to 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 31 games. He finished the season 7th in the AAC in blocked shots, 18th in rebounds and 20th in scoring. Following his sophomore year, Powell declared as an early entry candidate for the NBA draft but was not selected.
He began his professional career overseas splitting the 2003-2004 season between Lokomotiv-Rostov in the Russian Superleague and Euroride Scafati of the Italian League. He returned to Italy the next year, this time with Pepsi Caserta and found success averaging 16.6 points and 11.9 rebounds.
Returning to the States for 2005-2006, Powell began the year with the Ft. Worth Flyers of the NBA Developmental League. The Mavericks brought him up during the season and he saw action in 37 games averaging 3.0 ppg. After the season, he was traded, along with Darrell Armstrong to the Indiana Pacers for Anthony Johnson.
With the Pacers, the 6'9 forward only played in seven games the first part of the season before being traded to the Golden State Warriors where he saw action in 30 games.
In the offseason he signed a one-year free agent deal with the Los Angeles Clippers and found success again participating in 64 games and averaging a solid 5.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. He stayed on the left coast as he signed a free agent deal this time with the L.A. Lakers. He would spend two seasons with the Lakers and be part of two World Championship teams in 2009 and 2010.
He played one more season in the NBA, with the Atlanta Hawks in 2010-2011 before returning overseas and playing in Switzerland and Puerto Rico the following year.