Sources: Dwight Powell to decline $10.2M player option with Mavs

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell will decline his player option for the 2019-20 season to enter unrestricted free-agency this summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Had Powell elected to exercise his option, he would have earned $10.2 million next season and become a free agent in 2020.

Powell’s decision will conclude the four-year, $37 million contract the 6-foot-11 forward signed with the Mavs in 2016.

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) dribbles during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The Timberwolves won 110-108. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Dwight Powell averaged 10.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game this past season for the Mavs. (AP)

He is expected to have multiple suitors when the free-agent process begins July 1, sources said.

But Powell’s top priority is to work out a new deal with the Mavs, sources said.

Powell, 27, has improved in each of his five seasons and posted career highs in points (10.6 points), blocks (0.6) and field-goal percentage (.597) this past year, and averaged 5.3 rebounds per game.

Powell was selected with the No. 45 pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.

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