Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell is an unstoppable offensive force

Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks big man Dwight Powell continues to dominate on the offensive end. A look at Powell’s game and recapping his 2018-2019 season.

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell continues to prove his doubters wrong. He was the 45th overall pick in 2014 NBA Draft. Powell played less than ten minutes per game in his first season. After three years in the league, his career-high was averaging 17.3 minutes a night.

Something clicked during the 2017-2018 season, though. Powell improved significantly on the offensive end of the floor. His efficiency took a leap and it earned Powell more minutes.

2018-2019 season recap

He carried that over into this season. Powell even took another step forward. He averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 59.7 percent from the field.

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Mavericks fans can watch Dwight Powell’s season recap below courtesy of the Mavs official account.

Powell ability as a roll man has taken him to the next level. He is the perfect fit on the court with both Luka Doncic and J.J. Barea. Both players love to run pick and rolls. They carve the defense up with their passing and scoring abilities. Powell makes their jobs easier with his abilities to get to the rim and knock down his open shots.

Powell finished 16th in the NBA in field goal percentage this season among players least 50 games. He also was ninth in effective field goal percentage and fourth in true shooting percentage. Those numbers only further cement Dwight Powell as an offensive force and one of the most efficient players in the NBA.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell has become an elite offensive producer. The 27-year-old continues to improve every season.

Powell is not just a hard worker on the court, but in the community as well. He is a finalist for the 2019 NBA Community Assist Award. Powell is always helping others with his charity work. His generosity does not go unnoticed.

The Dallas Mavericks are planning on bringing Dwight Powell back next season. He has a player option this summer. Expect the Mavs to work out a longer-term deal with the big man.

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The Smoking Cuban will have the latest on Powell and all the other free agency news on the Mavericks, so keep it locked right here all summer long.