Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell (hamstring) out at least 2 preseason games

Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday’s practice and will miss at least two preseason games. Find out more here.

Dallas Mavericks big man Dwight Powell is gearing up for a career-year. He projects to be the opening night starting center for the first time. Powell had a strong close to last season that earned him a contract extension and additional minutes this season.

Powell is one of the most efficient scorers in the NBA. He connected on 59.7 percent of his field goals last season. Powell excels as a rim roller and will continue to throw down monster dunks this season.

The Dallas Mavericks held an open practice on Sunday that featured a scrimmage. They have 20 players in camp, and 19 competed. Dwight Powell was the lone man absent. Here is the latest on why.

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Powell injures hamstring

The Mavs big man suffered a hamstring injury. Here is the info courtesy of Eddie Sefko.

The Mavericks have their preseason opener on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a neutral site game before traveling to Detroit for a matchup against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Their third preseason game is on Oct. 11 as they host the Milwaukee Bucks. Coach Carlisle said the team will update Powell’s status on Friday. It seems likely he will be out versus the Bucks too.

Powell has just over two weeks to get back to 100 percent before the regular season opener. Hamstring injuries can be tricky. No word yet on the severity of his either. Delon Wright returned quickly from his hamstring ailment to open camp. Hopefully, Powell follows a similar path and is in the lineup on opening night.

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