Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell part of group working on return to play

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 is part of the player’s committee that is working with the NBA on its return to play in the months ahead.

The Dallas Mavericks played their last game on March 11. The NBA suspended play because of the novel coronavirus in the middle of the action. The Mavs finished the game with a victory over the Denver Nuggets. Two months have passed without games, and there is no end in sight.

The NBA’s primary concern is health and safety. They would love to finish the 2019-2020 season and crown a champion. Doing it safely with minimal risk is important, though.

Fans heard the player’s had a call with commissioner Adam Silver on May 8. He discussed what the NBA is facing as it tries to return to play.

Shams Charania reported the following on Tuesday afternoon.

Mavericks center Dwight Powell is part of the committee working on the league’s return to play. That news should come as no surprise to Mavs fans. Powell played four years at Stanford and is a brilliant guy.

There are still multiple hurdles to clear before NBA games return. The league needs a plan on where to play, what the schedule looks like, and how to keep everyone as safe as possible. The committee will be hard at work. The solution likely does not come quickly or easily, though.

There are future hurdles too. What will happen with the salary cap and draft among other things? There is a lot on the table. The positive takeaway is the solution is being worked on. Two months have passed with little to no information. Now, we may finally be getting closer to a conclusion.

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