Ranking Dallas Mavericks contracts from bargain to nightmare

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2. Dwight Powell

Although Dwight Powell took a pay cut to stay with the Dallas Mavericks over the summer, $4 million annually for the next two seasons with a player option after next season is not ideal for a third-string center. Powell went from being the starter to only playing in garbage time in the span of a year, but Powell's impact stretches far beyond the hardwood.

This season for the Mavs, Powell is averaging 3.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 69.4 percent from the field. Powell's role has diminished completely since the Mavs traded for Daniel Gafford, but his leadership and good vibes are always there.

Powell is always the first one to get off the bench to high-five his teammates and always has good energy. He has never complained about his fluctuating role and does tons of community work in the city of Dallas.

It's not easy to go from being a rotation player to never playing, and Powell has done this while being a great teammate through it all. Powell's $4 million annually likely wouldn't be too hard to trade, but he would have to be moved into the right situation for him to become a rotation player again.

There are definitely worse contracts around the league, and $4 million for Powell was good value at the time of the signing.