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Josh Powell
Josh Powell cropped.jpg
Los Angeles Lakers  – No. 21
Power forward/Center
Born January 25, 1983 (1983-01-25) (age 26)
Charleston, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
League NBA
Salary $959,111
High school Riverdale (Georgia)
College North Carolina State
Draft Not drafted, 2003
Pro career 2004–present
Former teams Lokomotiv Rostov (2003)
Scafati Basket (2003-2004)
Juvecaserta Basket (2004-2005)
Dallas Mavericks (2005-2006)
Indiana Pacers (2006-2007)
Golden State Warriors (2007)
Los Angeles Clippers (2007-2008)
Awards 1x NBA Champion
(2009)
Profile Info Page

Josh Powell (born January 25, 1983 in Charleston, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.

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Early life

While playing at NC State, Powell averaged 12.4 ppg and 5.2 rpg in his sophomore year (2002-2003). He was not selected in the 2003 NBA Draft and played in Europe. However, he worked out for numerous teams and was eventually signed by the Dallas Mavericks, who were looking for a power forward to develop behind star Dirk Nowitzki. He played two games in '03-04 with Lokomotiv-Rostov in the Russian Superleague before finishing the season with Euroride Scafati of the Italian Lega 2. In 2004-05, Powell averaged 16.6 PPG and 11.9 RPG with Pepsi Caserta of the Italian League.

NBA career

At the beginning of the 2005-2006 season, Powell was in the D-League and put up solid numbers until he was called up to the NBA, where he played only in "garbage time", when the game had already been practically decided. But, after injuries to starting small forward Josh Howard and backup power forward Keith Van Horn, he began get more time when Nowitzki was in need of rest. He was traded on July 23, 2006, along with Darrell Armstrong and Rawle Marshall to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Anthony Johnson He had a guaranteed contract for the 2006-2007 season with the Pacers.

On January 17, 2007, Powell was dealt to the Golden State Warriors along with teammates Stephen Jackson, Sarunas Jasikevicius, and Al Harrington for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy, Ike Diogu, and Keith McLeod.[1] On August 14, he joined his fourth team in three years, signing with the Los Angeles Clippers.[2] He was later waived after having a surplus of big men on the team.[3]

On August 14, 2008, Josh Powell signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers replacing the spot by the departure of Ronny Turiaf.[4]

After starting center Andrew Bynum went down with an injury, Powell began to play a substantial amount of minutes and had his best pro-season yet. However, with Bynum's return, Powell saw almost all of his minutes cut. On June 14, 2009, Josh Powell won his first NBA championship in a 99-86 victory over the Orlando Magic.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Dallas 37 2 11.6 .457 .000 .800 2.2 .2 .2 .1 3.0
2006–07 Indiana 7 0 9.1 .133 .000 .667 2.7 .4 .0 .0 1.7
2006–07 Golden State 30 0 9.6 .526 .000 .733 2.3 .6 .2 .4 3.5
2007–08 LA Clippers 64 25 19.2 .460 .000 .724 5.2 .7 .2 .4 5.5
2008–09 LA Lakers 60 1 11.7 .444 .000 .760 2.9 .5 .2 .3 4.2
Career 198 28 13.7 .455 .000 .746 3.4 .5 .2 .2 4.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Dallas 6 0 4.2 .000 .000 .000 .3 .2 .0 .0 .0
2006–07 Golden State 4 0 1.5 .000 .000 .500 .3 .0 .0 .2 .3
2008–09 LA Lakers 14 0 5.2 .423 1.000 1.000 1.2 .3 .0 .1 2.1
Career 24 0 4.3 .367 1.000 .875 .8 .2 .0 .1 1.3

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