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Raptors agree to four-year extension with Norman Powell

Raptors agree to four-year extension with Norman Powell

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly agreed to sign shooting guard Norman Powell to a four-year, $42 million contract extension.

The deal, which starts with the 2018-19 season, includes a player option on the fourth year, league sources said.

Over the final three games of the series, which were all Raptors wins, Powell averaged 15 points, 3.3 rebounds, and shot a flawless 100 percent from 3-point land. The talented guard only started 18 games last campaign. The third-year pro is expected to battle C.J. Miles for minutes at small forward while also filling in for DeMar DeRozan at the two, from time to time.

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Powell has averaged 7.3 points in two National Basketball Association seasons, including 8.4 points in 2016-17.

While the terms of Powell's extension are sound, the Raptors have put themselves deep into luxury-tax territory next season.

Averaging nearly 12 points during last seasons playoffs, Powell played a key role in the team's Game 4 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors advanced to the second round of the playoffs after topping Milwaukee in six games before being eliminated by Cleveland. The Raptors will tip-off 2017-18 against Chicago on October 19 at Air Canada Centre.


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