July 1, 2020, 7:31 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell has advanced in his rehab from a torn Achilles as he has been able to do some light shooting, agility work, and has been able to do some jogging on the treadmill.
Powell suffered a torn Achilles in January and has no chance of participating in Orlando's restart. However, it is always good news to hear a player reach a milestone in terms of their rehab. Powell may not play an NBA game until the 2021-22 season as he continues to recover from one of the toughest injuries in basketball. This is a situation that will continue to evolve over the next year or so.
Source: Callie Caplan on Twitter
May 12, 2020, 10:09 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
According to Shams Charania, the National Basketball Players Association sent a memo to agents on Tuesday evening indicating that the sense is both the players and people around the league office would like to conclude the 2019-20 season, which is currently postponed.
This comes on the heels of commissioner Adam Silver's video conference with Chris Paul (the president of the NBPA) and multiple other high-profile NBA superstars that occurred earlier Tuesday. During the call, players apparently made it clear that they would like to finish the current season. The memo from the players also announced that Paul, Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum, Kyle Lowry and Dwight Powell will be serving on a newly-formed committee that will work alongside the NBA on ways to safely and successfully play games during the current public health predicament posed by the coronavirus. With other leagues like Major League Baseball and NASCAR slowly planning their returns to competitive action, basketball fans can finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 1:00 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell underwent surgery to repair the rupture of his right Achilles tendon and there is no timetable for his return.
Powell will miss the rest of the 2019-20 season, and he is very likely to miss the 2020-21 season as well. It's a devastating blow for the big man who was starting to find his groove over the past few weeks. The Mavs will move forward with Maxi Kleber, Boban Marjanovic and recent acquisition Willie Cauley-Stein.
Source: Mavs PR on Twitter
January 22, 2020, 2:23 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Confirming earlier reports, Dwight Powell has a ruptured right Achilles tendon and is considering surgery.
This is likely a season-ending injury for Powell. Maxi Kleber should see an expanded role for the remainder of the season.
Source: Mavs PR on Twitter
January 21, 2020, 10:05 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (right Achilles injury) is expected to have suffered a season-ending torn right Achilles tendon.
That was the worry right away after the non-contact injury occurred. The Mavs will miss Powell. Look for Maxi Kleber and possibly Boban Marjanovic to pick up some of the slack. But, this will most likely have an effect on all of the rotation, even down to the guards.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 21, 2020, 9:24 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (right Achilles injury) will not return to Monday's game against the Clippers.
This could be a big blow to the Mavericks, depending on the severity of the injury. Fortunately for them, Kristaps Porzingis returned tonight. Maxi Kleber should pick up some extra minutes while Powell is out, and Boban Marjanovic should also see a bit more time.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
January 21, 2020, 9:14 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell had to be helped to the locker room after suffering a non-contact lower right leg injury.
It looks like Powell's night is done after gathering just one point, three rebounds and one assist in nine minutes. This could be very serious, so prepare for the worst if you currently count on Powell. Though, his impact was likely to be lessened with the return of Kristaps Porzingis.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 12:24 amDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell had a mediocre game on Friday night, dropping eight points (3-of-6 FG), six rebounds and two assists against Hassan Whiteside and the Blazers.
Powell has a nasty habit of posting uninspiring lines like this right after he gets people back on the bandwagon. Still, he's been an easy middle-round value over the last couple of weeks thanks to an insane .783 mark from the floor and is now up to top-150 value on the full season. It's been a disappointing year overall, but Powell is at least trending in the right direction.
January 16, 2020, 12:31 amDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell was one rebound shy of a double-double on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points (8-of-10 shooting), nine rebounds and a single assist.
Powell continues his productive streak as Kristaps Porzingis was a late scratch. This will likely take a small hit with KP's return, but he has certainly played well enough to keep his share of minutes.
January 15, 2020, 2:27 amDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell didn't miss on Tuesday, shooting 9-for-9 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the line as he put up 21 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes in a 124-97 blowout win over the Warriors.
Powell was excellent tonight, and he's on an incredible "shooting" (mostly dunking) run. There aren't many players that help in field goal percentage as much as he does given his low volume. His value has been helped by the absence of Kristaps Porzingis (right knee soreness), but he shouldn't drop off much once Porzingis returns. Give him a look if you could use a boost in field goal percentage with solid boards, steals and blocks.
January 12, 2020, 12:21 amDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and one steal on 8-of-11 shooting in a team-high 34 minutes on Saturday.
The only three shots that Powell missed were 3-point attempts and he could’ve had a much bigger game if he knocked those down but we won’t complain. With Kristaps Porzingis out of the lineup, Powell should continue to produce and be worth a spot in starting lineups.
January 8, 2020, 10:55 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell had a strong overall performance on Wednesday, ending with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks.
Powell continues to provide value with Kristaps Porzingis out of the lineup. Until Porzingis returns, Powell can be a safe start in standard leagues. He is only just outside the top-50 in the last two weeks.
January 6, 2020, 10:54 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell shot a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor on Monday, scoring 16 points with seven board and one assist.
Powell had another classic line for himself tonight and should continue to see an extra boost while Kristaps Porzingis nurses his knee injury.
January 3, 2020, 12:35 amDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell picked up five fouls in 23 minutes on Thursday, finishing with four points, one rebound, a steal and two blocks.
Powell's defensive work saved his night, especially since he went an uncharacteristic 2-of-8 from the field. An 0-for-4 mark from deep skewed that a bit but give Powell some leash considering his top-90 value over the two weeks.
January 2, 2020, 2:43 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (sore right knee) is being listed as out for Thursday's game against the Nets.
With Porzingis missing another game Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber will see their values increase with additional playing time, while Dorian Finney-Smith will see extra minutes in small-ball lineups.
Source: NBA Injury Report