3 Mavericks who may earn a new contract with impressive final stretch

Tyler Watts
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The Dallas Mavericks are still figuring things out after trading for Kyrie Irving. Adding in another elite scorer and shot-creator takes time, especially when you already have Luka Doncic running the show. The Mavs have shown flashes, but they are searching for how to maximize their superstar partnership.

Dallas has lost five of their last seven games, which has left them sitting sixth in the Western Conference. The Mavericks are just two games behind the fourth-seeded Suns and just two games ahead of the tenth-place Pelicans. There is little margin for error down the stretch as they try to reach the playoffs.

They have 18 games left in the regular season, and Dallas is hoping to make a run down the stretch. The Mavericks have six players heading into free agency this summer, including Kyrie Irving. The eight-time All-Star will have plenty of suitors, but others are playing for a new contract right now. Who could earn a fresh deal with strong play over the next five weeks and into the playoffs?

Dallas Mavericks who can earn a new contract with impressive stretch run: 3. Dwight Powell

Powell’s contract expires at the end of the season, but the 31-year-old is likely to be back with the Mavericks next year. Yes, they added JaVale McGee to be his replacement last summer, but Powell is back starting and playing 20 minutes per game. He has outstanding chemistry with Luka Doncic in the pick-and-roll and is one of the smartest players in the league.

His numbers may not jump off the screen, but the players love Powell. He is a fantastic teammate and friend, and the 6’10 big man is fine in a backup role.

Dwight Powell needs to find chemistry with Kyrie Irving and continue impacting games with his energy and effort down the stretch. The Dallas Mavericks are going to be interested in a reunion, but will the deal make sense for both sides?