Norman Powell ($90M with Trail Blazers), Gary Trent Jr. ($54M with Raptors) re-signing after pre-deadline trade
The Raptors and Trail Blazers exchanged Norman Powell and Gary Trent Jr. just before the trade deadline.
Fittingly, both are re-signing for $18 million per year, though Powell will get a much bigger financial commitment from Portland, which is also signing Cody Zeller.
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Both Powell and Trent come out ahead after prior contract decisions.
Trent rejected an extension from the Trail Blazers before the season, when they could have offered him only up to $53.76 million over four years. Not only does Trent now get more over just three years, he can enter unrestricted free agency at age 24.
Zeller is a massive defensive upgrade over Enes Kanter at backup center.