Dallas Mavericks: Grading Dwight Powell’s 2019-2020 season
Dallas Mavericks overall: Dwight Powell
Powell was on pace to have the best season of his career until he suffered a devastating Achilles injury. The minutes and production were on the upswing. Powell was injured in the Mavs 43rd game. There was almost half a season left. Granted they only played 67 before the novel coronavirus suspended play.
Overall grade for the 2019-2020 season: B
Some fans may have expected more after his strong close to the 2019-2020 season. Count me as part of that camp, but looking at the numbers objectively leads to him being above average on both ends of the floor. If C is an average grade than Powell had to be better than that. His offensive production pushed him up to B for this season.
It will be interesting to see what impact the injury has on Powell moving forward. The 28-year-old is expected to be ready to play at the start of the 2020-2021 season. He is rehabbing as you read this. Hopefully, he makes a full and speedy recovery.
Barring a trade, Powell will be back with the Mavericks. Next season is the first year of a three-year $33 million extension he signed in 2019. Powell will be a key piece for the Mavs as they look to take that next step. Fans know he will not be outworked. That should lead to big things in 2021.