Here are the scoring figures for Dwight Powell’s last six games:
17 points on 7-of-9 shooting
8 points on 2-of-3 shooting (this is proof he doesn’t whine about touches)
18 points on 7-of-9 shooting
19 points on 8-of-12 shooting
18 points on 6-of-12 shooting
18 points on 6-of-9 shooting
The list I just lovingly typed out for you illustrates one thing: when Powell is heavily involved in the offense, good things happen. “Good things” might not include winning because winning is really hard for the Mavericks this year, but “good things” definitely includes Powell scoring lots of points on good efficiency. I don’t think you can make Powell a featured guy in the offense since he needs his looks created for him, but the last few months of tankathon 2018 should absolutely see Powell getting around thirty minutes a game and trying to expand his offensive repertoire. Remember, it’s already been determined that he can both TAKE and MAKE jumpshots from the deep midrange all the way out to the three-zone. I’m thinking Chris Bosh 0.5 minus the clots, how about you?