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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.
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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