Dwight Powell

Dwight Harlan Powell (born July 20, 1991) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Stanford University and is a member of the Canadian national team.

Dwight Powell
Powell with Stanford in 2014
No. 7 Dallas Mavericks
PositionPower forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1991-07-20) July 20, 1991
Toronto, Ontario
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolIMG Academy
(Bradenton, Florida)
CollegeStanford (2010–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014Boston Celtics
2014Maine Red Claws
2014–presentDallas Mavericks
2014–2015Texas Legends
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school career

Powell attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. As a senior, he averaged 23.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.3 blocks per game.[1]

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Powell was listed as the No. 8 power forward and the No. 25 player in the nation in 2010.[2]

College career

As a freshman at Stanford in 2010–11, Powell earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honors. In 31 games (26 starts), he averaged 8.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.[1]

As a sophomore in 2011–12, the Cardinal won the NIT championship, and Powell earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection. In 35 games (11 starts), he averaged 5.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.[1]

As a junior in 2012–13, Powell earned second-team NABC All-District, first-team All-Pac-12, and Pac-12 All-Academic second-team honors. He was also named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year. In 34 games (all starts), he averaged 14.9 points to go with 8.4 rebounds per game.[1]

As a senior in 2013–14, Powell earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors for the second straight year and was named to the NCAA All-South Regional Team. He was also named the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection. In 36 games (all starts), he averaged 14.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.[1]

Professional career

Boston Celtics (2014)

On June 26, 2014, Powell was selected with the 45th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.[3] On July 12, Powell's rights were traded, along with Brendan Haywood, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Scotty Hopson and cash considerations.[4] He then joined the Cavaliers for the NBA Summer League and signed with them on August 23.[5] On September 25, he was traded, along with John Lucas III, Erik Murphy, Malcolm Thomas and the Cavaliers' 2016 and 2017 second-round picks, to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Keith Bogans and two future second-round picks.[6] During his time with the Celtics, he was assigned multiple times to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.[7]

Dallas Mavericks (2014–present)

On December 18, 2014, Powell was traded, along with Rajon Rondo, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick.[8] On January 14, 2015, he scored a season-high 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting in a loss to the Denver Nuggets.[9] He was assigned multiple times to the Texas Legends during his rookie season.[7]

In July 2015, Powell joined the Mavericks for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On November 3, 2015, he recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Toronto Raptors.[10] Four days later, he recorded a then career-high 15 points and 7 rebounds in a 107–98 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.[11] He tied his career high of 15 points on January 17, 2016 in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[12] On March 28, 2016, Powell made his first NBA start and scored a career-high 16 points in a 97–88 win over the Denver Nuggets.[13]

On July 8, 2016, Powell re-signed with the Mavericks.[14] On December 3, 2016, he set a new career high with 17 points in a 107–82 win over the Chicago Bulls.[15] On April 9, 2017, he scored 21 points against the Phoenix Suns.[16]

On January 3, 2018, Powell tied his career high with 21 points in a 125–122 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[17] On February 28, 2018, he again tied his career high with 21 points in a 111–110 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.[18]

On March 6, 2019, Powell set a career high with 26 points in a 132–123 loss to the Washington Wizards.[19] On April 3, 2019, he scored 25 points in a 110–108 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[20]

After exercising his option for the 2019–20 season, he signed a contract extension with the Mavericks on July 6, 2019.[21]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2014–15 Boston 501.8.800.000.500.
2014–15 Dallas 2409.5.435.273.7742.
2015–16 Dallas 69214.4.493.125.7394.
2016–17 Dallas 77317.3.515.284.7594.
2017–18 Dallas 792521.2.593.333.7195.
2018–19 Dallas 772221.6.597.307.7705.
Career 3315217.8.553.298.7504.


2015 Dallas
2016 Dallas 4016.0.474.000.5454.
Career 6011.2.450.000.5453.


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  2. "Dwight Powell". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  3. Steinberg, Russell (June 26, 2014). "2014 NBA Draft Results: Charlotte Hornets select Dwight Powell with 45th pick". SBNation.com. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  4. "Hopson Acquired from Cavs". National Basketball Association. July 12, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
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  6. "Boston Celtics Announce Roster Moves". National Basketball Association. September 25, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  7. "All-Time NBA Assignments". National Basketball Association. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  8. "Mavs acquire four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo". Mavs.com. December 18, 2014. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  9. "Lawson, Faried lead Nuggets past Mavericks, 114–107". National Basketball Association. January 14, 2015. Archived from the original on November 21, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  10. "Lowry, Raptors start 4–0 for 1st time, beating Mavs 102–91". National Basketball Association. November 3, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  11. "Mavericks keep Pelicans winless with 107–98 win". National Basketball Association. November 7, 2015. Archived from the original on November 9, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  12. "Game 42: Mavs at Spurs". Mavs.com. January 17, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  13. Karalla, Bobby (March 28, 2016). "The Fast Break: Mavs at Nuggets". Mavs.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  14. "Mavericks sign forward-center Dwight Powell". Mavs.com. July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  15. "Barnes, Matthews power Mavericks past Bulls 107–82". ESPN. December 3, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  16. "Dwight Powell 2016–17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  17. "Curry's 3 lifts Warriors over Mavericks 125–122". ESPN. January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  18. "Westbrook scores 30, Thunder beat Mavericks 111–110 in OT". ESPN. February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  19. "Beal's poster dunk, 30 points lead Wizards past Mavs 132–123". ESPN. March 6, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  20. "Towns, Wiggins help T-wolves turn away Mavs rally, 110–108". ESPN. April 3, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  21. "Mavericks sign Dwight Powell to contract extension". mavs.com. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
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