As the Dallas Mavericks enter the midpoint of preseason, they are already without one of their key players until at least the start of the regular season. Dwight Powell, will miss the remainder of preseason with a hamstring injury, head coach Rick Carlisle announced Friday night.
“Dwight Powell is progressing with his rehab from left hamstring strain,” Carlisle said. “He will not play any of these next three games. We’ll have another update for you probably next Saturday, which will be after our travel day back from Vancouver. There’s no exact timetable for when he’ll return, but he’s progressing and, as you can imagine, he’s working very diligently.”
Powell is also not currently participating in practice.
The team announced on October 6 that Powell was dealing with the injury. He did not travel on the team’s road trip to Tulsa and Detroit to play the Oklahoma City Thunder and Pistons on back-to-back nights. Dallas lost the exhibition games.
Heading into training camp, Powell promised to factor heavily on the new look Mavs. Many believed that he had the potential to move into the starting lineup. Now, the team will have to wait and see when and where they can finally get him back on the court and in the lineup.