Dallas Mavericks Over/Under: Dwight Powell Playing Time
Dwight Powell averaged 17 minutes per game last season, despite pretty average play all year. Will his minutes be increasing this year, or will they decrease?
Dwight Powell is one of the most ambiguous characters in the Dallas Mavericks system. Some people really like him and some people really hate him, but most just can’t figure him out. He has all the tools to be a great player and even shows flashes of brilliance. Yet, he continues to struggle finding a place in the rotation.
once you factor in his slightly outlandish contract, Powell is just a big question mark for the Mavs. At $9 million a year, Powell should be more of a force on the roster for Dallas. He averaged only 17 minutes per game last season, a career best, but that time took a big step backwards after Dallas brought in Nerlens Noel.
Now, the Mavs have added Josh McRoberts, Jonathan Motley, and Brandon Ashley to the team, all of which are capable of doing the same job that Powell has been doing so far. It is time for Powell to put-up or shut-up because his roster spot may not be in jeopardy, but his minutes certainly are.
To take a look at Powell’s chances of either going up or down in playing time, Isaac Harris and myself argue about which we think is more likely in an over/under format.