Dallas Mavericks: What role does Dwight Powell play next season?

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks, Dwight Powell
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What Dallas Mavericks fans should expect from Dwight Powell

First, expect Powell to be back in short order. His work ethic and desire will help him return to the floor. The thing to monitor will be his explosiveness. Fans have seen multiple examples of a player losing some after an Achilles tear. Powell used his leaping ability and athleticism frequently. Keep an eye on how he looks early on.

Expect DP to play an important role too. The minutes may be down closer to 20 because the Mavericks will be a deep team, but the 29-year-old will be impactful. He gives coach Carlisle another trusted option to use in close games.

The Mavs were better with Powell this season. They won 25 of his 40 games played. That winning percentage would have placed them fourth in the Western Conference. Dallas also topped five of the eight teams still playing with Powell in the lineup.

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It will be good to have Dwight Powell back. The Dallas Mavericks plan on being one of the deepest and best teams next season. Expect Powell to be a key piece of that. Stay tuned to see how much they improve this offseason. Do not discount internal growth either. The Mavs will be a dangerous team, so do not miss it.