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Josh Powell (born January 25, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player who last played for Changwon LG Sakers of the Korean Basketball League. Powell won two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010, and has also spent time with the Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. In 2013, Powell was a member of the Olympiacos side that won the EuroLeague championship. He has also played in Russia, Italy, Argentina, Puerto Rico, China, the Philippines, Australia and Venezuela.

Josh Powell
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Powell with the Lakers in 2010
Personal information
Born (1983-01-25) January 25, 1983 (age 36)
Charleston, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolRiverdale (Riverdale, Georgia)
CollegeNC State (2001–2003)
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–2017
PositionPower forward / Center
Coaching career2014–2015
Career history
As player:
2003Lokomotiv-Rostov
2003–2004Scafati Basket
2004Southern Crescent Lightning
2004–2005JuveCaserta Basket
2005Southern Crescent Lightning
2005–2006Dallas Mavericks
2006Fort Worth Flyers
2006–2007Indiana Pacers
2007Golden State Warriors
2007–2008Los Angeles Clippers
20082010Los Angeles Lakers
2010–2011Atlanta Hawks
2011–2012Liaoning Flying Leopards
2012Union Neuchâtel Basket
2012Brujos de Guayama
2012–2013Olympiacos
2013–2014Guangdong Southern Tigers
2014Barangay Ginebra
2014Houston Rockets
2015–2016San Lorenzo de Almagro
2016Indios de Mayagüez
2016Luoyang Zhonghe
2016–2017Sydney Kings
2017Trotamundos de Carabobo
2017Changwon LG Sakers
As coach:
2014–2015Houston Rockets (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

College careerEdit

Powell spent two years at North Carolina State, where in his freshman campaign, he averaged 7.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game en route to earning a spot on the ACC All-Rookie squad. He went on to average 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 31 games his sophomore season, and was named the team's most improved player as the recipient of the Tom Gugliotta Award. He ranked seventh in the ACC in blocks (1.3), 20th in scoring and 18th in rebounding. He was named to the All-ACC Tournament first team after putting up 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in three contests, including a career-best 26-point effort in the championship game against Duke.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

After going undrafted in the 2003 NBA draft, Powell spent the preseason with the Dallas Mavericks, before moving to Russia for his first professional season. He managed just two games for Lokomotiv-Rostov before joining Italian team Scafati Basket for the rest of the 2003–04 season. Following his stint in Italy, he returned to the United States and played for the Southern Crescent Lightning, helping them win the 2004 WBA championship. He also spent the 2004–05 season in Italy with JuveCaserta Basket before re-joining the Southern Crescent Lightning in 2005.

Dallas MavericksEdit

Powell re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks in August 2005, but managed just 16 games over the first half of the 2005–06 season. On February 27, 2006, he was assigned to the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA Development League. He was recalled by the Mavericks on March 4, and went on to play in 21 games throughout March and April. On April 4, 2006, he scored a season-high 12 points in a 127–101 win over the Sacramento Kings.[2] He finished the regular season with an 11-point, nine-rebound effort against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 19.[3] The Mavericks reached the NBA Finals in 2006, where they were defeated 4–2 by the Miami Heat. Powell appeared in six games over the Mavericks' playoff run.

Indiana Pacers and Golden State WarriorsEdit

In July 2006, Powell was traded, along with Darrell Armstrong and Rawle Marshall, to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Anthony Johnson.[4] He appeared in just seven games for the Pacers in 2006–07 before being traded to the Golden State Warriors in an eight-player deal on January 17, 2007.[5] On January 27, 2007, in just his second game for the Warriors, Powell scored a then career-high 13 points in a 131–105 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.[6] He played in 30 regular season games for the Warriors, as well as making four playoff appearances.[7]

Los Angeles ClippersEdit

On August 14, 2007, Powell signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[8] On April 3, 2008, he recorded a career-high 13 rebounds in a 110–98 loss to the Sacramento Kings.[9] Three days later, he scored a career-high 22 points in a 105–79 loss to the Houston Rockets.[10] On July 30, 2008, he was waived by the Clippers.[11]

Los Angeles LakersEdit

On August 14, 2008, Powell signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[12] Over two seasons with the Lakers, he won two NBA championships.

Atlanta HawksEdit

On July 26, 2010, Powell signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks.[13][14]

China, Switzerland and Puerto RicoEdit

In September 2011, Powell signed with the Liaoning Flying Leopards for the 2011–12 CBA season.[15] Following the CBA season, he joined Union Neuchâtel Basket for their Swiss Cup semi-final game.[16][17][18]

On March 29, 2012, Powell signed with Puerto Rican team Brujos de Guayama.[19] Exactly one month later, he was replaced in the line-up by Marcus Fizer.[20]

San Antonio SpursEdit

On September 27, 2012, Powell signed with the San Antonio Spurs for training camp.[21] He was later waived by the Spurs on October 26, 2012 after appearing in six preseason games.[22]

OlympiacosEdit

On November 2, 2012, Powell signed with Greek team Olympiacos.[23] He went on to help the team win the 2012–13 EuroLeague championship.

New York KnicksEdit

On September 30, 2013, Powell signed with the New York Knicks for training camp.[24] He was later waived by the Knicks on October 25, 2013 after appearing in five preseason games.[25]

China and the PhilippinesEdit

On October 30, 2013, Powell signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers for the 2013–14 CBA season.[26]

On April 1, 2014, Powell joined the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association, one day before making his Commissioner's Cup debut.[27][28] He parted ways with Ginebra on April 13, 2014 after receiving an NBA call-up.[29][30]

Houston Rockets and Milwaukee BucksEdit

On April 16, 2014, Powell signed with the Houston Rockets.[31] On October 24, 2014, he was waived by the Rockets.[32] After being waived by the Rockets, Powell joined Kevin McHale's staff as a player development coach for the 2014–15 season.[33][34]

On September 18, 2015, Powell signed with the Milwaukee Bucks for training camp.[33] He was later waived by the Bucks on October 21, 2015 after appearing in four preseason games.[35]

Argentina, Puerto Rico and ChinaEdit

On December 3, 2015, Powell signed with San Lorenzo de Almagro of the Liga Nacional de Básquet.[36] In March 2016, he parted ways with San Lorenzo and signed with Puerto Rican team Indios de Mayagüez.[37]

On May 23, 2016, Powell signed with Luoyang Zhonghe of the Chinese NBL.[38]

Sydney KingsEdit

On October 7, 2016, Powell signed with the Sydney Kings for the 2016–17 NBL season.[39][40] Six days later, he made his debut for the Kings in their second game of the season. In 22½ minutes off the bench, he recorded 14 points and six rebounds in an 88–84 win over the Illawarra Hawks.[41] On October 20, he scored 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting off the bench in a 92–78 win over the New Zealand Breakers.[42] On December 23, he scored a season-high 21 points in an 87–75 loss to Illawarra, dropping the Kings to 10–10 on the season with a fourth-straight defeat.[43] The Kings went on to finish the season in seventh place, missing the playoffs with a 13–15 record. In 27 games for the Kings, Powell averaged 9.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

Venezuela and KoreaEdit

On March 13, 2017, Powell signed with Trotamundos de Carabobo of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.[44] In October 2017, he joined Changwon LG Sakers of the Korean Basketball League. He left the team in November 2017 after appearing in nine games.

Career statisticsEdit

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

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes seasons in which Powell's team won an NBA championship
Denotes season in which Powell's team won the EuroLeague

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 NC State 34 19.5 .528 .143 .712 3.9 .9 .4 .9 7.2
2002–03 NC State 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

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

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

EuroLeagueEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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