Over the offseason, Dwight Powell came up with a (pretty decent, in my mind) plan to get DeAndre Jordan off the Mavericks. It involved serving Jordan a chocolate cake laced with marijuana that would cause Jordan to fail the routine drug test that’s part of his physical. The plan didn’t go according to plan because Powell mistakenly used oregano instead of marijuana in the recipe, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good plan. That just means that the execution wasn’t as flawless as it could have been.
After the failure of his plan, Powell was faced with reduced minutes as Jordan took up most of the center minutes. But his patience was rewarded as Jordan was traded before the deadline in exchange for, yes, another center, but a center who is currently injured. Kristaps Porzingis is not a risk to steal any minutes from Powell for the rest of the season, so Powell has been enjoying his increased role while not having to worry about much competition at the position (except for Dirk Nowitzki [LOL (lots of laughs)]).
So Powell’s all set for this season, but next season could be problematic as Porzingis comes back. Powell has a player option for ten million dollars, so he’s gonna have to evaluate what his league-wide value is. Maybe call up Brandan Wright to get advice on being an ultra-efficient but still second-tier big man in the league. And, whatever he does, he shouldn’t listen to the advice of his agent too much. Look what happened to Nerlens Noel.