Mavericks: Dwight Powell offers a motivational message and injury update

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks big man Dwight Powell shared a motivational message and an injury update for fans on March 23. See it all here.

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell was having a career year. He worked his way from a second round pick to rotation player to every night starter. Powell was averaging a career-high 26.5 minutes per game this season and near the league lead in effective field goal percentage.

The Mavs love Powell’s energy and work ethic. He never stops. The team fed off that energy, and it made them better.

Powell was in the middle of the best stretch of his season too. He upped his averages to 12.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 29.4 minutes per over the 14 games from Dec. 22 to Jan. 17. Then, it ended abruptly.

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In the first quarter against the LA Clippers on Jan. 21, Powell began a drive to the basket and as he pushed off fell to the floor. Everyone immediately knew the injury was serious. It was later confirmed as a ruptured Achilles. Powell had season-ending surgery in late January.

The injury has not put a damper on Powell’s spirit. He recently joined forces with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and star Luka Doncic to donate to help healthcare workers fighting against the coronavirus.

Powell offered fans some motivation and an injury update on Monday. See the video here.

The NBA suspending its season could have an impact on Powell. The 28-year-old was rehabbing hard to be ready for the opening night of the 2020-2021 season. If that date gets pushed back, it only gives Powell more time to recover. Fans can rest assured that he is doing everything he can to get healthy.

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The Smoking Cuban will continue to provide daily content including Dwight Powell injury updates as they become available, so Dallas Mavericks fans should stay tuned to the site.