July 2, 2016, 1:41 pm
The Mavs are optimistic they can retain restricted free agent Dwight Powell.
Powell checks in at No. 7 in our free agent rankings at the power forward position. He’s hard to project but we have him at three years and $8 million per year, but that might be a bit low after seeing the market at work. He has athleticism for days and enough versatility to make him a nice upside target. Rick Carlisle doesn’t like to trot out young, underdeveloped players so Powell rode the bench quite a bit, in effect, hiding that upside from the rest of the NBA.