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December 23, 2018, 11:56 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell scored 14 points in Sunday's overtime loss to the Blazers, hitting 5-of-11 from the field in 19 minutes of action.
Powell had been in a bit of a dip lately, with 12 points combined over Dallas' last three games — including a DNP-CD. He got a little extra breathing room with Dirk Nowitzki resting, though Dirk has basically been playing six minutes a night so it's not as though that really opened up space here. Maxi Kleber played 18 minutes and had a better fantasy line with five points, seven rebounds, a triple and two blocks. Both remain fine for deep-league purposes.
December 5, 2018, 11:38 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell managed 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Pelicans.
Powell is still dealing with a left knee injury but it certainly didn't look like it bothered him in this one. Fellow bench big Maxi Kleber was just alright with five points, five rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer, but the fact that he took 12 shots is rather illustrative of how much garbage time there was tonight. Both are fine for deep-league use.
December 4, 2018, 7:10 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) will play on Tuesday night.
Powell has played through three straight games despite being on the injury report, so hopefully the Mavs will just remove him from the list soon. He's going to feel the squeeze with Maxi Kleber back and Dirk Nowitzki nearing a return, but for now Powell is a solid frontcourt option in deep leagues.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
December 3, 2018, 6:16 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs are listing Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) as questionable ahead of Tuesday's game.
Powell has been able to play in three straight games despite questionable tags so we're expecting him to do the same tomorrow. He's a nice depth big man for owners in deep fantasy leagues and is taking advantage of his opportunity with Maxi Kleber and Dirk Nowitzki on the shelf.
December 2, 2018, 5:42 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (knee) is available to play in Sunday's matchup with the Clippers.
Powell put up 17 & 7 on Friday night and will be in line for some solid minutes with Maxi Kleber sidelined today. He's a nice deep-league player to own and is generally able to land somewhere in the top-175 without much fanfare.
December 1, 2018, 6:10 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (left knee) is questionable for Sunday.
Powell was able to play through the injury last night and produced 17 points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes, so unless he suffered a setback we'd be surprised if he couldn't play tomorrow. Powell is a solid late-round guy and a borderline add in 14-team formats if you need rebounds and a great field goal percentage.
December 1, 2018, 1:23 amDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (knee) ended up playing on Friday night and was productive with 17 points, seven rebounds and two assists in only 17 minutes off the bench.
Powell didn't get a ton of extra minutes even with Maxi Kleber out but he was fine in his usual workload. He's worth picking up in all 14-team formats and can be a boost to the shooting percentage of any team, so look his way if you could use some more efficient scoring these days. Dorian Finney-Smith led the bench with 23 minutes and picked up three steals with little else.
November 30, 2018, 3:34 pmMaxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber (right knee soreness) is listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Lakers.
With Dwight Powell (knee) also questionable, it’ll be Dorian Finney-Smith with the most to gain if either or both misses this game. Salah Mejri also might get some run against fellow giant JaVale McGee.
November 29, 2018, 5:51 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) is listed as questionable for Friday's game.
Powell ended up playing Wednesday after being questionable and had no reported setbacks. He should be good to go for Friday as well and is a solid deep-league option.
Source: Official NBA Injury Report
November 28, 2018, 6:42 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) will play on Wednesday night.
Powell was able to go through shootaround, so consider this confirmation that he'll be out there. He's worth plugging into deep-league lineups for his big boost to field goal percentage, as well as his ability to chip in rebounds, threes and blocks.
Source: Dwain Price on Twitter
November 28, 2018, 3:42 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell was able to go through Wednesday's shootaround and looks likely to face off with the Rockets.
Powell has missed three games because of a left knee effusion after initially playing through the injury. His return will help bolster Dallas' frontcourt group and he's a solid deep-league player given his multi-cat contributions and excellent shooting percentage. Feel free to put him back in your lineups if he's usually in there.
Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter
November 27, 2018, 1:59 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup vs. the Rockets.
Powell has sat out the last three games and is in danger of missing a fourth. If the big man ever got significant minutes he'd be a force as evidenced by his top-35 ranking in per36 averages. For now he remains just a bench big who plays around 20 minutes a night with little upside for a bigger role. 12-team leagues could use him at the end of their bench unless a higher upside player is available.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 24, 2018, 7:12 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) will not play Saturday, according to coach Rick Carlisle.
Powell was listed as out for this game, but now we get confirmation from coach Carlisle. Harrison Barnes should play more power forward after having his best game Wednesday in that role. Maxi Kleber will also pick up a few extra minutes.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
November 24, 2018, 8:46 amDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) is listed as 'Out' against the Celtics on Saturday.
This would be Powell's third straight game on the sidelines. Harrison Barnes, coming off his best game of the season on Wednesday with five triples and 28 points, will again be tasked with playing more power forward minutes with Maxi Kleber getting a couple of extra minutes as well.