Powell appeared in 40 games (37 starts) for the Mavericks in 2019-20 -- his sixth year in the league and his age-28 season. He averaged 9.4 points, a career-high 5.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a career-high 0.9 steals across a career-high 26.5 minutes per game. The Stanford product also shot a career-high 63.8 percent from the field. On Nov. 9, in a 16-point win over the Grizzlies, Powell blocked a season-high two shots -- a mark he would achieve five more times throughout the campaign. Powell had his first double-digit scoring effort of the season Nov. 11 against the Lakers, where he recorded 14 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes. On Nov. 26 against the Clippers, Powell secured a season-high three steals, and he would reach that mark two more times in the season. Powell scored a season-high 24 points Dec. 4 in a seven-point win over the Timberwolves, also contributing five rebounds, a season-high four assists, two blocks and one steal in 25 minutes. In that contest, he also hit a season-high two threes, and he would achieve that mark again Dec. 22 against the Raptors. Shortly after, in an 11-point win over the Pistons on Dec. 12, Powell posted his first of three double-digit rebounding efforts, grabbing 10 boards in addition to nine points, one assist, one steal and one block in 31 minutes. On Jan. 11, in an 18-point win over the 76ers, Powell recorded a season-high 12 rebounds in addition to 19 points, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes -- his lone double-double of the campaign. Later in the month, Powell suffered a torn Achilles, ending his season.2018
Powell turned in the best season of his career thus far in 2018-19. Over the course of 77 games (22 starts) for the Mavericks, he averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 combined steals and blocks despite being limited to 21.6 minutes per game. Powell started the season hot, averaging 15.7 points over the Mavericks' first three games despite never cracking 20 minutes in that time. However, limited playing time moderated his contributions for much of the season's first half. Everything changed for him after New Year's, though. From Jan. 2 on, Powell averaged 25.4 minutes per game, rewarding the Mavericks with 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest in that span. Overall, he scored in double digits 40 times, topping 20 points on seven occasions. His biggest game came Mar. 6 against Washington, when Powell made 11-of-12 shots en route to 26 points with 10 rebounds. That was one of six double-doubles he tallied on the season. On Mar. 26, Powell recorded another impressive double-double, delivering a 21-point, 13-rebound, four-block performance in a home loss to the Kings. The 6-foot-10 big man also posted a career-high block total with 50, averaging 0.6 per game.2017
Powell once again mostly served as a reliable reserve big man in Dallas in 2017-18, though he did begin to crack the starting lineup with more regularity. The Stanford product set new career highs with 79 games and 24 starts. He played more than 20 minutes per game (21.2) for the first time in the NBA and posted a new career high with 8.5 points per game. Powell was a highly efficient scorer, knocking down 59.3 percent of his shots from the field. He also held his own at the free-throw line, connecting on 71.9 percent of his attempts. As a starter, Powell actually improved on both those numbers, shooting 61.3 percent from the field and 72.2 percent from the line. In his 24 starts, he recorded 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Powell tied his career high of 21 points on two separate occasions, adding eight boards both times. He grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in a win over Indiana on Feb. 26, adding 10 points for one of his five double-doubles. Powell even added better long-range shooting to his repertoire. After shooting just 25.7 percent from beyond the arc over his first three seasons, Powell upped that mark to 33.3 percent, making a career-high 28 threes in the process.2016
Powell's third NBA season saw him continue to grow his game and his role with the Mavericks after re-signing over the summer. He played in a career-high 77 games in 2016-17, starting three and averaging 17.3 minutes per contest. That was enough of a bump for Powell to post career highs with 6.7 points, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per game while tying the previous season's mark with 4.0 rebounds per game. He shot 51.5 percent from the field and 75.9 percent from the line -- also career bests. The Stanford product posted 24 games with double-digit points, including a pair of double-doubles. Powell notched a career-high 13 rebounds in one of those double-doubles, Dec. 30 against the Warriors. He also set a new career high in scoring with 21 points -- rounded out with five boards, two assists, two steals and a block -- on Apr. 9 against Phoenix. On Dec. 19, he blocked three shots in a game for the first time in his career, complementing 11 points and eight rebounds. Powell picked up five steals on two occasions and multi-steal efforts in 16 games overall.2015
After bouncing across four franchises in his rookie season, Powell settled in as a regular off the bench for the Mavericks in the 2015-16 campaign. He appeared in 69 games, starting twice and averaging 14.4 minutes per game. As a result, he improved upon his rookie stats with 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game alongside a 49.3 shooting percentage. Powell also turned in a solid 73.9 percent free-throw percentage. The Stanford grad posted 18 games with double-digit points, including a trio of double-doubles. On Nov. 13, he set a new career high with 12 rebounds alongside 10 points, two assists and a steal against the Lakers. His highest-scoring game came Mar. 28, when Powell notched 16 points on 8-of-13 shooting along with seven rebounds, two steals and a block in a rare start. Powell set a new career high with three steals against Denver on Nov. 28. He also blocked two shots on five occasions.2014
The Hornets claimed Powell out of Stanford with the 45th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but he was shipped to Cleveland on Jul. 12. Then, on Sept. 25, he was traded again, this time to Boston. Powell appeared in five games for the Celtics, averaging 1.8 points in 1.8 minutes per game. He went on to be traded a third time on Dec. 18, this time heading to Dallas. The Mavericks provided Powell with more opportunities, as he played in 24 games, averaging 3.4 points and 2.0 rebounds over 9.5 minutes. He spent multiple stints in the NBA Development League at both stops, playing in a total of 12 games and raising eyebrows with 26.0 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest. At the NBA level, Powell cracked double-digit points on two occasions, both with Dallas. He scored 11 points with five rebounds, two assists and a block at Denver on Jan. 14, then posted 10 points with six boards, two assists and a block against New Orleans on Jan. 25. In between, Powell set his personal best in single-game rebounding with 10 boards against Minnesota on Jan. 21.
June 26, 2014Drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2nd round (45th pick) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
June 27, 2014Traded by the Charlotte Bobcats with Brendan Haywood to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Alonzo Gee.
August 23, 2014Signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers
September 25, 2014Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers with John Lucas III, Erik Murphy, Malcolm Thomas, a 2016 2nd round draft pick and a 2017 2nd round draft pick to the Boston Celtics for Keith Bogans, a 2015 2nd round draft pick and a 2017 2nd round draft pick.
December 18, 2014Traded by the Boston Celtics with Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, a 2016 1st round draft pick and a 2016 2nd round draft pick
July 8, 2016Signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
July 6, 2019Signed a three-year, $33 million contract extension with the Dallas Mavericks.