Mavericks: Dwight Powell tears Achilles

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Dwight Powell‘s injury was as bad as it looks.

Mavericks:

Whatever surgical option Powell chooses, he will almost certainly miss the rest of this season. He might even miss part of next season.

This is a big blow for Powell and Dallas. He was starting at center, serving as the pick-and-roll threat to complement the pick-and-popping Kristaps Porzingis.

Porzingis could play more center now. Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic could get more playing time. The playoff-bound Mavericks could also explore trading for help. Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein looks like a logical candidate.

The good news for Powell: He signed a three-year, $33,240,375 extension last summer. That’s a lucrative safety net for the 28-year-old.