Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell is putting in work during hiatus

Tyler Watts
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 is working hard and staying shape during the pandemic. Get an update on what he is doing and more here.

Dallas Mavericks big man Dwight Powell was having the best season of his career. The 28-year-old became a full-time starter playing a career-high 26.5 minutes per game. Powell shot 63.8 percent from the field while averaging 9.4 points and 5.7 rebounds a night.

The Mavs were off to flying start too. Powell missed the first three games as he recovered from a preseason injury. Dallas won two of those games. Powell started 40 straight after returning to the lineup. The Mavericks were 27-15 heading into a home game on Jan. 21 against the LA Clippers.

That was the night Powell tore his Achilles in the first quarter. The non-contact injury drained the energy out of the American Airlines Center. It also ended his season. He is hoping to be back for the opening night of the 2020-2021 campaign whenever that takes place.

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Sportsnet caught up with Dwight Powell for a feature on how he made it to the NBA, his late mother’s influence, and more. It is well worth the time. Fans can check it out here.

Powell talked about his commitment to hard work and dedication. That continues as he rehabs from his surgery. He bought some fresh equipment to try to stay in shape while he cannot run. Powell purchased a machine that mimics skiing without moving your legs. Here is what he had to say about staying in shape during the pandemic.

"“Ten seconds on that at full bore will get you up to max heart rate. I’m a push-up master and mixing in that cardio, so I’m actually in great shape, considering I’m not able to run right now.”"

Dallas Mavericks fans know Dwight Powell will be back. He is among the hardest workers on the team. That won’t stop now.

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Expect him to be ready early next season and return to the lob threat the Mavs crave playing next to Luka Doncic. Powell is not going to stop working.