The Trail Blazers reached a five-year, $90 million agreement with Norman Powell to kick off the 2021 NBA offseason. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Blazers and Powell acted quickly to get a new deal completed.
Powell arrived in Portland prior to last season’s trade deadline. The Blazers shipped Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood to the Raptors for Powell’s services. Following the trade, Powell appeared in 27 regular season outings and averaged 17 points per game. Powell started in all six postseason matchups against the Nuggets.
Retaining Powell was widely viewed as the top priority of the Blazers this summer. With the former Raptors guard under contract, the Blazers can address their other roster issues. Of course, Powell’s new deal will combine with the Portland’s already-hefty backcourt bill. Damian Lillard is set to earn $43.7 million next season and CJ McCollum is slotted to bring in $30.8 million.