PORTLAND, Day. (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired shooter Norm Powell in a deal with the Toronto Raptors, a person familiar with the deal said on Thursday.
Instead, the Blazers sent Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood to the Raptors. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, as the trade has not been officially announced. The deal was first reported by ESPN.
Powell, 27, has averaged a career-high 19.6 points per game this season, shooting և 43.5% beyond the bow. Earlier this month, the Pistons scored 43 career highs.
Powell, who had the opportunity to play for next season, was expected to try out the free agency this summer.
It was the 46th election of UCLA in 2015 by Milwaukee Bucks, who offered him the night of the Raptors conscription.
The Blazers (25-18) finished sixth in the Western Conference. Portland suffered two defeats in the game in Miami on Thursday night.
After this season, free agent Trent has averaged the top 15 career points per game. The 22-year-old is in his third season. He was selected by Sacramento as the 37th overall in the 2018 draft.
In 28 games this season, Hood averaged 4.7 points, 19.1 minutes in 38 games this season, with five starts.
AP Basket writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this report.
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