3. Dwight Powell
Absolutely no Mavs fan will be shocked if center Dwight Powell is moved at the deadline.
Powell's rise as a solid role player has been nice to watch over this past decade. He went from throw-in to help pull off the Rajon Rondo trade to sticking around for years and even being a semi-regular starter.
However, Powell's production and usage have been on the decline. He's seen his PPG, RPG and minuters drop ever since his bounce-back 2021-22 season.
That's culminated in averages of just 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds across 15.7 minutes in 2023-24, which are his worst or second-worst marks in those categories since his first full-time campaign as a Mav in 2015-16.
Powell can still provide a nice burst of energy off of the bench here and there, but it's obvious neither side is getting much from this partnership at this stage. One would imagine both parties would be open to a split at the deadline if any interested team comes calling.
Like he was as a rookie, Powell could be a throw-in to help finalize another deal. His $4 million salary for next season and 2025-26 (player option) is very manageable, especially for a contender who's desperate for veteran big man help.
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