Mavs’ Dwight Powell speaks out on report about opting out of his contract, exploring free agency
Dallas Mavericks power forward Dwight Powell is currently gearing up for his sixth season as a member of the Western Conference franchise — or is he? According to a recent report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, Powell is planning to test the open market as a free agent as a result of opting out of his current contract with the Mavericks.
However, if you ask Powell himself, such a notion may not be entirely true at this time as the veteran big man appears to be keeping his decision for the 2019-20 campaign close to the hip.
“I did not have any conversation prior to that article coming out with whoever wrote it,” Powell recently said of the situation, via Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News. “So I don’t know where the information came from. I didn’t have any conversation with anybody about that.”
Powell has spent nearly his entire NBA playing career in Dallas as a member of the Mavericks while originally breaking into the league with a mere five-game stint with the Boston Celtics back in 2014-15.
“There’s no place I’d rather be than Dallas,” Powell told Eddie Sefko of Mavs.com on Tuesday evening. “I’ve done everything to show I love it here. This team gave me my shot…treated me extremely well, as an athlete and man. So, yeah, I love the Dallas Mavericks”
The Mavericks as a whole seem to be in line to have a very bright future with soon-to-be second-year point guard Luka Doncic running the show.