Mavericks Sign Forward/Center Dwight Powell
- For Immediate Release
- July 8, 2016
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed forward/center Dwight Powell. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Powell (6'11, 240) holds career averages of 5.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 12.5 minutes per game in 98 games (two starts) with Boston and Dallas. He averaged 5.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 14.4 minutes per game in 69 games (two starts) with the Mavericks last season.
Powell was acquired by Dallas along with Rajon Rondo on December 18, 2014, in a deal that sent Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first round pick and a 2016 second-round pick to Boston.
The 6'11 Canadian was selected to play for the World Team at the 2016 BVAA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend.
A former standout at Stanford, Powell was originally drafted by Charlotte with the 45th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, before having his draft rights traded along with Brendan Haywood to Cleveland in exchange for Scotty Hopson and cash considerations. On September 25, 2014, Powell was dealt to Boston along with Malcolm Thomas, Erik Murphy, John Lucas III, two future second-round picks and a trade exception in exchange for Keith Bogans and two future second-round picks.
As a senior at Stanford, Powell was named All-Pac 12 First Team while averaging 14.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. he was also named Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year.