Norman Powell Considered To Be On Tradable Contract

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Norman Powell Considered To Be On Tradable Contract 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:17 pm

Norman Powell re-signed with the Portland Trail Blazers on a five-year, $90 million contract last offseason. Powell on that contract is "considered relatively valuable among league personnel" that spoke with Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.


With the Blazers taking a step back this season, there is belief Powell could be open to a trade.


When Powell negotiated his contract with the Blazers, the New Orleans Pelicans were a rival team his camp had discussions with.

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Re: Norman Powell Considered To Be On Tradable Contract 

Post#2 » by Scalabrine » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:02 pm

Out of all the players that signed a deal in the off-season in his contract tier (Powell, THj, Fournier, Duncan Robinson, Trent Jr., and Dinwiddie all got between 17.25-18.75 a year) he's played the best thus far. The interesting part is that it's a 5 year deal, which is the longest of the group. Duncan Robinson also got a 5 year deal. The Bogdanovic's, Joe Harris, and Eric Gordon fit in that volume shooter, scorer role to in the same salary slot.

It's been talked about a ton whether these are good contracts or not, but it's yet to be seen if these contracts can actually be moved. I'm gonna guess they are since 1/3rd of the league has been willing to pay that much for that quality of player. I would imagine the other 2/3rd either havent had the cap space, or are not in the right building window to offer those players a contract.

I think Minnesota would be a sneaky team for him, he's slightly redundant with Beasley on the roster, and I don't know how they feel about Nowell, but most teams should value a guy that can shoot efficiently from deep and the fact that he's played on good defensive teams and not been a negative is a plus too. Prince or Beasley straight up would work. They'd either get off the deal completely by taking Princes expiring, or they could get a similar yet younger player in Beasley (who's just 25).
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Re: Norman Powell Considered To Be On Tradable Contract 

Post#3 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:09 pm

Scalabrine wrote:Out of all the players that signed a deal in the off-season in his contract tier (Powell, THj, Fournier, Duncan Robinson, Trent Jr., and Dinwiddie all got between 17.25-18.75 a year) he's played the best thus far. The interesting part is that it's a 5 year deal, which is the longest of the group. Duncan Robinson also got a 5 year deal. The Bogdanovic's, Joe Harris, and Eric Gordon fit in that volume shooter, scorer role to in the same salary slot.

It's been talked about a ton whether these are good contracts or not, but it's yet to be seen if these contracts can actually be moved. I'm gonna guess they are since 1/3rd of the league has been willing to pay that much for that quality of player. I would imagine the other 2/3rd either havent had the cap space, or are not in the right building window to offer those players a contract.

I think Minnesota would be a sneaky team for him, he's slightly redundant with Beasley on the roster, and I don't know how they feel about Nowell, but most teams should value a guy that can shoot efficiently from deep and the fact that he's played on good defensive teams and not been a negative is a plus too. Prince or Beasley straight up would work. They'd either get off the deal completely by taking Princes expiring, or they could get a similar yet younger player in Beasley (who's just 25).

For all the reasons you mentioned I think Powell is the one player POR should keep for now. Trade Dame, CJ, Nurkic, Nance, RoCo, etc. for picks and let Powell jack up 24 shots per game. Then trade him as the last part of the rebuild with 2 years left when he's averaging 25 ppg. He is the perfect tank driver and they''ll definitely get more for him if they let him be the primary scorer for a bit.
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Re: Norman Powell Considered To Be On Tradable Contract 

Post#4 » by TimeisIllmatic » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:11 pm

POR has just made a lot of bizarre moves. It sucks that a good part of Dame and CJ's tenure had to be wasted by incompetency from the GM. Powell isn't a bad player by any means but definitely wasn't someone that was needed next to Dame and CJ.

They should check the market to see what they could get back for Norm but there isn't a pressing need to trade him at this point.
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Re: Norman Powell Considered To Be On Tradable Contract 

Post#5 » by Scalabrine » Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:29 pm

TimeisIllmatic wrote:POR has just made a lot of bizarre moves. It sucks that a good part of Dame and CJ's tenure had to be wasted by incompetency from the GM. Powell isn't a bad player by any means but definitely wasn't someone that was needed next to Dame and CJ.

They should check the market to see what they could get back for Norm but there isn't a pressing need to trade him at this point.


Wasted is a major stretch. Not every team can win the championship and they have had a run of really good teams built around a really fun core for what feels like a decade now. They have a conference finals appearance, and put up a good fight as the leagues best several times.Obviously never reached the ultimate goal but this wasn't a waste, it was a fun run, and maybe they'll be able to take one more crack at it next year (although I think they should get what they can for Lillard and start a rebuild).
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