Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell has surgery to repair Achilles

Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell had surgery to fix his ruptured Achilles on Jan. 27. See the latest here plus when he could potentially return to action.

The Dallas Mavericks will attempt to navigate the rest of the season without Dwight Powell. The 28-year-old starting center provided energy for the team. Powell suffered a season-ending Achilles injury on Jan. 21 against the Clippers.

Coach Carlisle has played small in his absence. Kristaps Porzingis has started at the five as the only traditional big on the floor. Maxi Kleber is filling the role as the backup center. Carlisle has used wings Dorian Finney-Smith and Justin Jackson at the four.

Mavericks supporters got a Dwight Powell update after Monday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here is the latest.

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Powell has surgery

The Mavs PR sent out the following tweet to update fans.

Powell will be off the court for a significant amount of time. He was already ruled out for the rest of this season. Powell will also miss all of his summer work. The best-case scenario is he is cleared for 5-on-5 work during training camp and is back on the floor on opening night.

That is all a long way off, though. Powell faces a rigorous rehab that he will undoubtedly attack. He is one of the hardest working Mavericks. Expect that to continue as he works his way back from this surgery. We are all wishing Powell the best.

The Mavericks traded for Willie Cauley-Stein to help fill in. He was in Oklahoma City on Monday. WCS should make his debut with the team this week. He will be asked to be the Mavs roll man. Fans should monitor his playing time and production in the coming games.

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