Reports: Mavs plan to offer Powell contract extension
NBA.com Global on Jul 01, 2019 05:24 AM
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 10: Dwight Powell #7 of the Dallas Mavericks drives to the basket for layup against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 10, 2019 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks big man Dwight Powell has steadily grown into a capable rotation player in his 4.5 seasons with the team. A free agent this summer, Powell is reportedly not straying from the team he has developed the most with.
Per Marc Stein of The New York Times and Tim MacMahon of ESPN, Powell will receive a contract extension from the Mavericks on Sunday night. Here's more from Stein, via Twitter:
The Mavericks intend to present their long-planned contract extension to Dwight Powell -- three years, $33 million -- when free agency opens after 6 PM tonight, league sources say, with the sides expected to swiftly agree to terms— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 30, 2019
Dallas has made it clear since the season ended that re-signing Dwight Powell to an extension was among its highest off-season priorities along with securing Kristaps Porzingis' commitment on a five-year, $158 million deal that will also happen formally later tonight— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 30, 2019
Source confirms that Dwight Powell’s extension will be $33 million over 3 years. The extension kicks in for the 2020-21 season, so it does not impact current cap space ($28.8 million with flexibility to create more). https://t.co/p2qLWFqxpP— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 30, 2019
Last season, Powell averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in 77 games for Dallas.