Raptors officially sign G Powell to extension

Oct 8, 2017 - 4:33 PM The Toronto Raptors officially signed guard Norman Powell to a multi-year contract extension on Sunday.

Financial details were not disclosed, but it was reported earlier in the week that Powell agreed to a four-year, $42 million extension starting with the 2018-19 season.

"Norm is a young, athletic and versatile player who has worked extremely hard to improve each season," Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in a statement. "We view Norm as a significant part of our team going forward."

In two seasons with the Raptors, the 24-year-old Powell averaged 7.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 16.7 minutes in 125 career games (42 starts). He shot .351 (92 of 262) from 3-point range. In 27 career playoff games, Powell averaged 6.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 16.0 minutes.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Powell was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (46th overall) of the 2015 draft out of UCLA. The Raptors acquired him on draft night from the Bucks.

Powell posted averages of 8.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 18.0 minutes in 76 appearances last season. He scored in double figures 31 times, including six games with 20 or more points. Powell led the bench in scoring 13 times (second most on the team). In 18 starts, he averaged 15.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 31.9 minutes, and reached double digits in scoring 17 times.

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