Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks make Dwight Powell extension official

The Dallas Mavericks signed Dwight Powell to a three-year, $33 million contract extension Saturday night.

The terms of the deal, which had been known for a week, don’t go into effect until the 2020-2021 season

The forward/center averaged a career-high 10.6 points, 5.3 rebound in 21.6 minutes over 77 games in 2018-19. That included 22 starts. He shot a career-high .597 from the field with a career-high of 26 points against Washington on March 6.

The Stanford ex was named one of 10 finalists for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award this season for his work in the community.

Powell, who is from Toronto, was acquired by Dallas along with Rajon Rondo in December 2014, in a trade that sent Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick to the Boston Celtics.

He re-signed with the Mavericks in July 2016.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.