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The Dallas Mavericks have agreed with power forward Kristaps Porzingis on a five-year, $158 million contract and a three-year, $33 million deal with center Dwight Powell, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.
The Mavericks acquired Porzingis from the New York Knicks in January, though he missed the entire season while rehabilitating from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered during the 2017-18 season.
The 7-foot-3 Porzingis was the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Knicks. He was averaging 22.7 points per game when he suffered the injury in February 2018.
Turning 24 on Aug. 2, Porzingis carries career averages of 17.8 points, 7.1 boards and 2.0 blocked shots in three NBA seasons, shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from the 3-point line.
Powell, 27, recently picked up his $10.3 million player option for the 2019-20 season, with an eye on working out a longer-term deal with the Mavericks.
The 15th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft out of Stanford by the Charlotte Hornets, Powell averaged a career-high 10.6 points along with 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 21.6 minutes in 77 games (22 starts) for the Mavericks last season, shooting 59.7 percent from the field, 30.7 percent from deep and 77.2 percent from the free-throw line.
The 6-11, 240-pound Powell carries career averages of 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17.8 minutes in 331 games (52 starts), with a shooting line of 55.3/29.8/75.0.