DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have extended the contract of forward/center Dwight Powell. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Powell (6-11, 240) averaged a career-high 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 21.6 minutes in 77 games (22 starts) last season while shooting a career-high .597 from the field. He tallied six point-rebound double-doubles and scored a career-high 26 points at Washington on March 6, 2019.
Off the court, Powell’s tireless work in the community helped him to be named one of 10 finalists for the 2018-19 NBA Cares Community Assist Award. In November of 2018, he earned the NBA’s monthly Community Assist Award for his “Night of Hope” fundraiser which raised more than $600,000 for the Dwight Powell Children and Family Support Fund.
The Toronto native was originally acquired by Dallas along with Rajon Rondo on Dec. 18, 2014, in a deal that sent Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick to Boston. Powell re-signed with the Mavericks on July 8, 2016. He holds career averages of 7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 17.8 minutes per game in 331 games (52 starts) with Boston and Dallas.
A standout at Stanford University, Powell was named All-Pac-12 First Team while averaging 14.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game as a senior. He was also named Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year.