1. Re-signing Dwight Powell on a three-year deal
The Dallas Mavericks re-signed Dwight Powell on a three-year deal early in free agency. Powell turned down a bigger deal from the Houston Rockets to remain a Maverick, but he hasn't necessarily played up to the standards that fans expect out of him.
Although Powell is still a great leader, he has been a non-factor for Dallas as of late. Powell is averaging 4.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game while shooting an efficient 72.4 percent from the field.
Powell's minutes are also down as he is only playing 14.2 minutes per game. This number will also likely continue to decrease as Richaun Holmes has been the first big man off the bench as of late.
It is unexpected for Powell's role to be as small as it has been lately, as some fans even thought he would find a way to start this season. This narrative was likely only due to the fact that he has been a longtime starter, and this talk pretty much shut down once Dereck Lively II proved that he was the real deal during the preseason.
Dallas could have used the money they used on Powell on a center that can better protect the rim as previously discussed, but it is unlikely they regret this move too much as Powell is the definition of a true Dallas Maverick. He does all of the little things right and is a great example for those around him.
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