Josh Powell Wikipedia

Josh Powell
Josh Powell 2010 cropped.jpg
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born(1983-01-25) January 25, 1983 (age 30)

Charleston, South Carolina
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
Pro playing career2003–present
Career history
2003Lokomotiv-Rostov (Russia)
2003–2004Scafati Basket (Italy 2nd)
2004Southern Crescent Lightning (WBA)
2004–2005JuveCaserta Basket (Italy 2nd)
2005Southern Crescent Lightning (WBA)
2005–2006Dallas Mavericks
2006→Fort Worth Flyers (D-League)
2006–2007Indiana Pacers
2007Golden State Warriors
2007–2008Los Angeles Clippers
2008–2010Los Angeles Lakers
2010–2011Atlanta Hawks
2011–2012Liaoning Dinosaurs (China)
2012Brujos de Guayama (Puerto Rico)
2012–2013Olympiacos (Greece)
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× NBA champion (2009, 2010)
  • Euroleague champion (2013)
Stats at
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Josh Powell (born January 25, 1983) is an American professional basketball player.


        College career

        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


        Professional career

        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

        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

        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

        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.

        Los Angeles Clippers

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

        Los Angeles Lakers

        On August 14, 2008, Powell signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers to replace the departed Ronny Turiaf.

        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

        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

        In September 2012, Powell joined the San Antonio Spurs. On October 26, the Spurs waived Powell.

        International career

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

        After playing in China, Powell signed to play in the Swiss 2nd Division with Neuchâtel Basket. 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. With Olympiacos, he won the 2012-13 season championship of the Euroleague.

        New York Knicks

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

        Career statistics

          GPGames 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

        NBA regular season

        2006–07Golden State3009.6.526.000.7332.
        2007–08L.A. Clippers642519.2.460.000.7245.
        2008–09L.A. Lakers60111.7.444.000.7602.
        2009–10L.A. Lakers6309.2.366.438.6451.

        NBA Playoffs

        2007Golden State401.
        2009L.A. Lakers1405.2.4231.0001.0001.
        2010L.A. Lakers1303.1.375.000.750.


        2012–13Olympiacos Piraeus251912.8550.500.7272.
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