The Dallas Mavericks announced today that center Dwight Powell suffered a rupture of his right Achilles tendon.
Powell is currently weighing his surgical options and updates will be provided as appropriate. pic.twitter.com/uigQ2qsX6c
— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) January 22, 2020
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.