Trail Blazers

Gary Trent Jr. says goodbye to Rip City

Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers shook up the roster on Thursday, pulling off a big trade just prior to 12 p.m. trade deadline. 

Portland acquired veteran guard Norman Powell from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Rodney Hood and Gary Trent Jr. 

Trent Jr. had become a fan-favorite ever since he lit the NBA Bubble on fire last summer, and fans were sad to see him leave.

The feeling was mutual, as Trent took to social media to bid farewell to the Rip City faithful.

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Rip City!! Appreciate all the love and support you gave me over the last 3 years, I will never forget how loud the MODA center was.

Trail Blazers. Thank you to every coach, teammate, & the front office. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. GT OUT.

🤟🏽

Gary Trent Jr.

This season, his third in the league, Trent Jr. was a key member of the bench rotation, even filling in as the team's starting shooting guard when CJ McCollum went down with a broken foot.

The 23-year-old averaged 15.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game, all career highs.

Toronto, you got a good one. Best of luck, GT.