Josh Powell

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Josh Powell
Josh Powell 2010 cropped.jpg
Powell with the Lakers in 2010
No. 21 – Houston Rockets
Position Power forward / Center
League National Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1983-01-25) January 25, 1983 (age 31)
Charleston, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Riverdale (Riverdale, Georgia)
College NC State (2001–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003 Lokomotiv-Rostov (Russia)
2003–2004 Scafati Basket (Italy 2nd)
2004 Southern Crescent Lightning (WBA)
2004–2005 JuveCaserta Basket (Italy 2nd)
2005 Southern Crescent Lightning (WBA)
2005–2006 Dallas Mavericks
2006 Fort Worth Flyers (D-League)
2006–2007 Indiana Pacers
2007 Golden State Warriors
2007–2008 Los Angeles Clippers
20082010 Los Angeles Lakers
2010–2011 Atlanta Hawks
2011–2012 Liaoning Dinosaurs (China)
2012 Brujos de Guayama (Puerto Rico)
2012–2013 Olympiacos (Greece)
2013–2014 Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)
2014 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (Philippines)
2014–present Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Josh Powell (born January 25, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA.

College career[edit]

Powell played college basketball at North Carolina State University, with the N.C. State Wolfpack. He averaged 12.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in his sophomore year (2002–2003).

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001-02 NCSU 34 - 19.5 .528 .143 .712 3.9 .9 .4 .9 7.2
2002-03 NCSU 31 - 27.0 .571 .375 .739 5.3 1.0 .6 1.3 12.4
Career 65 - 23.1 .553 .289 .729 4.5 1.0 .5 1.1 9.7

Professional career[edit]

Powell went undrafted in the 2003 NBA Draft and played in Europe. He played in two games in the 2003–04 season with Lokomotiv-Rostov in the Russian Superleague, before finishing the season with Scafati Basket of the Italian Second Division. In the 2004–05 season, Powell averaged 15.9 points and 11.9 rebounds per game with JuveCaserta Basket in the Italian Second Division. Powell then worked out for numerous NBA teams, and was eventually signed by the Dallas Mavericks, who were looking for a power forward to develop behind star Dirk Nowitzki.

Dallas Mavericks[edit]

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 to get more time when Nowitzki was in need of rest.

Indiana Pacers[edit]

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.

Golden State Warriors[edit]

On January 17, 2007, Powell was dealt to the Golden State Warriors along with teammates Stephen Jackson, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, and Al Harrington for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy, Ike Diogu, and Keith McLeod.[1]

Los Angeles Clippers[edit]

On August 14, he joined his fourth team in three years, signing with the Los Angeles Clippers.[2] He was later waived as a result of a surplus of big men on the team.[3]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

On August 14, 2008, Powell signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers to replace the departed 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, Powell won his first NBA championship, in a 99–86 victory over the Orlando Magic. On June 17, 2010, Powell won his second straight NBA championship, in an 83–79 Game 7 victory over the Boston Celtics.

Atlanta Hawks[edit]

On July 26, 2010, after winning two NBA championship rings with the Lakers, Powell signed a 1-year deal worth $1.1 million with the Atlanta Hawks.

San Antonio Spurs[edit]

In September 2012, Powell joined the San Antonio Spurs.[5] On October 26, the Spurs waived Powell.[6]

International career[edit]

In the summer of 2011, Powell signed with the Liaoning Dinosaurs of the Chinese Basketball Association.[7]

After playing in China, Powell signed to play in the Swiss 2nd Division with Neuchâtel Basket.[8] However, he left before playing a game for them.

In 2012, Powell agreed to a deal to play with Brujos de Guayama of the BSN, Puerto Rico's professional basketball league.

Later in 2012, Powell signed with Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League.[9] With Olympiacos, he won the 2012-13 season championship of the Euroleague.

New York Knicks[edit]

On September 30, 2013, he signed with the New York Knicks.[10] However, he was waived on October 25.[11]

China/Philippines[edit]

In November 2013, Powell signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers for the 2013–14 CBA season.

On April 1, 2014, he signed with the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association.[12] On April 13, 2014, he left Barangay after just 2 games.[13]

Houston Rockets[edit]

On April 16, 2014, Powell signed with the Houston Rockets.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Powell's team won an NBA championship
Denotes season in which Powell's team won the Euroleague

NBA regular season[edit]

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 L.A. Clippers 64 25 19.2 .460 .000 .724 5.2 .7 .2 .4 5.5
2008–09 L.A. Lakers 60 1 11.7 .444 .000 .760 2.9 .5 .2 .3 4.2
2009–10 L.A. Lakers 63 0 9.2 .366 .438 .645 1.8 .6 .1 .1 2.7
2010–11 Atlanta 54 0 12.1 .452 .000 .800 2.5 .4 .1 .1 4.1
2013–14 Houston 1 0 19.0 .333 .000 .000 5.0 .0 .0 1.0 4.0
Career 316 28 12.6 .438 .350 .743 2.9 .5 .2 .2 3.9

NBA Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006 Dallas 6 0 4.2 .000 .000 .000 .3 .2 .0 .0 .0
2007 Golden State 4 0 1.5 .000 .000 .500 .3 .0 .0 .3 .3
2009 L.A. Lakers 14 0 5.2 .423 1.000 1.000 1.2 .3 .0 .1 2.1
2010 L.A. Lakers 13 0 3.1 .375 .000 .750 .5 .1 .0 .0 .7
2011 Atlanta 9 0 5.3 .556 .000 .000 1.0 .1 .0 .0 1.1
Career 46 0 4.2 .404 .500 .833 .8 .2 .0 .0 1.1

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Olympiacos 25 19 12.8 550 .500 .727 2.7 .2 .0 .4 5.1 3.9
Career 25 19 12.8 550 .500 .727 2.7 .2 .0 .4 5.1 3.9

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