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Portland Trail Blazers | #24 | Guard

Norman

Powell

PPG

18.6

RPG

3.1

APG

1.9

PIE

9.6

6'3" | 215lb | 28 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

How Acquired: Draft rights traded by Milwaukee along with a protected future first-round draft pick (originally belonging to the Los Angeles Clippers) for Greivis Vasquez on June 25, 2015. Career Transactions: Second round draft pick (46th overall) by Milwaukee in 2015 NBA Draft; June 25, 2015: Draft rights traded by Milwaukee along with a protected future first-round draft choice (originally belonging to the Los Angeles Clippers) for Greivis Vasquez; October 8, 2017: Signed a multi-year contract extension with Toronto. Contract Status: Signed through 2020-21 season with a player option the following season. 2019-20 SEASON: In 52 games, averaged career highs of 16.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 28.4 minutes … Inactive for 20 games … Shot career bests of .495 (296-598) from the floor and .843 (129-153) at the free throw line … Shot .399 (109-273) from beyond the arc … Posted averages of 18.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 31.1 minutes in 26 contests as a starter … Scored 10+ points in 37 games, 20 or more 18 times and 30+ on three occasions … Led the team in scoring eight times and assists twice … Paced the bench in points in a team high-tying 16 games … Blocked a career-high three shots Aug. 10 at Milwaukee … Collected a season best eight rebounds four times: Aug. 10 at Milwaukee, Jan. 22 vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 3 vs. Miami and Oct. 22 vs. New Orleans … Exited the game early in the first quarter Mar. 9 at Utah with a left ankle sprain … Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played (Mar. 2-8) … Earned the honour for the first time, averaging an Eastern Conference-best 31.3 points while helping the Raptors to a perfect 3-0 record … Scored 30+ points in consecutive games (Mar. 5-8); averaging 34.0 points … Poured in a career-high 37 points (13-20 FG, 4-8 3PT, 7-7 FT) Mar. 5 at Golden State … Missed nine games (Feb. 2-25) with a fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand; sustained the injury Jan. 31 at Detroit … Scored 20 or more points in a career-long five straight games (Jan. 12-20); averaged 23.6 points during this stretch … Scored 27 points and tied a career best with six three-pointers Jan. 20 at Atlanta … Tallied a game-high 28 points off the bench Jan. 17 vs. Washington; set a career high for points as a reserve … Missed 11 games (Dec. 20 - Jan. 8) due to a left shoulder subluxation; sustained the injury late in the fourth quarter Dec. 18 at Detroit … Scored a then career-high 33 points, including 19 in the third quarter, Nov. 29 at Orlando … Contributed 17 points and a career-best six assists Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte … Scored 26 points and made a career-high six three-point field goals Nov. 16 at Dallas … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals … Averaged 13.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 24.8 minutes in 11 games … Shot 49 per cent (51-104) from the floor, .423 (22-52) from three-point territory and .793 (23-29) at the foul line … Scored in double digits in seven games, including 20+ three times … Finished with 23 points and logged a postseason career-high 38 minutes in Game 6 at Boston (2OT) on Sept. 9; also set playoff highs for both free throws made and attempted (8-for-9) … Averaged 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in a first round sweep of Brooklyn … Scored a postseason career-best 29 points (9-14 FG, 5-9 3PT, 6-6 FT) in Game 4 against the Nets on Aug. 23 … Recorded 23 points and a playoff career-high six rebounds in Game 2 on Aug. 19. PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Has averaged 8.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 18.8 minutes in 307 career NBA games (89 starts) with Toronto … As a starter, averaging 13.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 27.8 minutes … Shooting .457 (963-2107) from the field, .361 (322-891) from three-point distance and .818 (392-479) at the foul line … Has scored 20+ points in 30 games with four 30-point performances … Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played (Mar. 2-8, 2020); averaged an Eastern Conference-best 31.3 points while helping lead Toronto to a perfect 3-0 week … Selected Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April 2016; averaged 15.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in eight games … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship … Averaging 7.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 16.6 minutes in 67 career postseason games (eight starts) … Shooting .437 (173-396) from the field, .381 (69-181) from beyond the arc and .798 (67-84) at the foul line … Has scored 10 or more points 21 times in the playoffs, including four 20-point games … Was a member of the Raptors’ entry at NBA Summer League 2015 and 2016 in Las Vegas … In 2016, named to All-NBA Summer League Second Team … Averaged a team-best 19.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 26.2 minutes in five games … Recorded 29 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes July 10 vs. Minnesota … In 2015, selected to All-NBA Summer League First Team … Averaged a team-high 18.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 25.5 minutes in four games … Shot .509 (27-53) from the field and .444 (4-9) from three-point range … Led the team in scoring in all four games … Scored 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting in pro debut July 10 against Sacramento … 2018-19: Averaged 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 18.8 minutes in 60 games (three starts) with Toronto … Inactive for 22 games … Shot .483 (193-400) from the field, .400 (68-170) from three-point range and .827 (62-75) at the foul line … Averaged 8.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 27.1 minutes as a starter … Scored 10 or more points in 29 games with four 20-point outings … Led the team in scoring three times and rebounds twice … Paced the reserves in scoring a team-high 20 times … Matched a season high with 23 points Apr. 7 vs. Miami … Grabbed a career and team-high 11 rebounds Mar. 22 vs. Oklahoma City … Led the bench with 20 points, including 12 in the first quarter, and collected a then season-high eight rebounds Mar. 14 vs. LA Lakers … Scored a season and team-high 23 points Jan. 6 vs. Indiana … Sat out Dec. 28 at Orlando for personal reasons … Missed 21 games (Nov. 7 - Dec. 16) with a left shoulder subluxation; sustained the injury in the second quarter Nov. 5 at Utah … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors win the NBA Championship … Averaged 6.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 15.9 minutes in 23 contests … DNP once … Shot .444 (56-126) from the floor, .387 (24-62) from three-point distance and .737 (14-19) at the foul line … Scored in double digits in five games, including three times vs. Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference Semifinals … Averaged 12.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 22.8 minutes in six games against the Bucks … Totaled 18 points and five rebounds in Game 4 vs. Milwaukee on May 21 … Recorded 19 points and four rebounds in Game 3 against the Bucks on May 19 … 2017-18: Appeared in 70 games with Toronto, averaging 5.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 15.2 minutes … Inactive for six games and DNP six times … Shot .401 (150-374) from the floor and .821 (32-39) at the free throw line … Scored in double digits in 16 games … Paced the team in scoring twice and assists once … Led the bench in scoring on eight occasions … Averaged 7.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 22.4 minutes in 18 starts … Sat out two games (Mar. 15-16) with a left ankle sprain … Grabbed a season best six rebounds in back-to-back games (Jan. 9-11) … Led the team with 17 points Nov. 25 at Atlanta … Missed four games (Nov. 14-19) with a right hip pointer; sustained the injury in the first quarter Nov. 12 at Boston … Scored a season-best 19 points Nov. 5 vs. Washington … Scored a team-high 14 points Nov. 1 at Denver … Recorded a team high-tying four assists Oct. 23 at San Antonio … Finished with 15 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes in first career opening night start Oct. 19 vs. Chicago … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals … Appeared in six games, averaging 2.0 points and 6.7 minutes … DNP four times … 2016-17: Averaged 8.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 18.0 minutes in a career-high 76 games with Toronto … DNP in six games … Shot .449 (227-506) from the field, .324 (56-173) from three-point distance and .792 (126-159) at the free throw line … Scored 10+ points 31 times, including 20 or more on six occasions … Paced the team in scoring twice, rebounds once and assists three times … Led the bench in points in 13 games (second most on the team) … Posted averages of 15.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 31.9 minutes in 18 starts - scoring in double figures 17 times … Led the team with a season-high 25 points Apr. 12 at Cleveland … Scored in double digits in 12-of-16 games in March; averaging 12.1 points … Scored 10 or more points in six straight games (Mar. 10-19), averaged 13.3 points during this stretch … Equaled a career best with five steals Dec. 20 vs. Brooklyn … Netted a team-high 18 points Feb. 3 at Orlando … Recorded 20 points and a career-high five steals Dec. 9 at Boston … Had 16 points along with season and team-high seven rebounds Dec. 2 vs. LA Lakers … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals … Appeared in nine games (five starts) and DNP once … Averaged 11.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 25.2 minutes … Shot .556 (20-36) from the floor … Reached double figures in scoring six times … Averaged 12.4 points against Milwaukee in the first round … Led the team with a then postseason career-high 25 points in a Game 5 victory the Bucks on Apr. 24 … 2015-16: Averaged 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 14.8 minutes in 49 games as a rookie with Toronto … In 24 starts, posted averages of 10.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 25.2 minutes … Inactive seven times and DNP in 26 games ... Was 35-for-75 (.467) from three-point range from Mar. 1 – Apr. 13; had gone 1-for-14 (.071) in first 27 games of the season … Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April; led all Eastern Conference rookies averaging 15.3 points in eight games … Recorded season highs of 30 points and nine rebounds Apr. 13 at Brooklyn; also tied a season best with five assists … Scored 27 points Apr. 8 vs. Indiana; set career highs in free throws made and attempted (14-for-19) … Scored in double figures in six consecutive games (Mar. 25 – Apr. 2); averaged 14.5 points during this span … Was a perfect 4-4 FG, 2-2 3FG, 4-4 FT en route to 14 points Apr. 1 at Memphis; led the team with a season-best five assists … Played 15 minutes and finished with two steals, one assist and one rebound in first career start Feb. 2 at Phoenix … Scored first NBA points Nov. 3 at Dallas … Played two minutes in NBA debut Nov. 1 vs. Milwaukee … NBA G League: Averaged 24.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.1 steals and 39.6 minutes in eight games (all starts) with Raptors 905 … Shot .500 (76-152) from the field and .796 (39-49) at the free throw line … Registered at least one steal in all eight games … Scored 20+ points seven times … Recorded season highs of 36 points and 12 rebounds Mar. 4 vs. Fort Wayne … Scored 23 points Dec. 19 vs. Delaware during debut with Raptors 905 … Playoffs: Helped the Raptors reach the Eastern Conference Finals … Appeared in 18 games (three starts) and DNP twice … Averaged 3.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 11.4 minutes … Scored in double figures in three outings during the first round series vs. Indiana … Contributed 13 points in 23 minutes in a Game 7 win over the Pacers on May 1 … Had 10 points, four rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes in a Game 5 victory vs. Indiana on Apr. 26; ignited a fourth quarter comeback with a steal and a dunk.

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE CAREER: Played four seasons at UCLA (2011-15) … Averaged 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 25.2 minutes in 141 career games (83 starts) … Shot .461 (503-1,090) from the field and .314 (111-354) from three-point range … Finished career ranked 28th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,376 points … Played in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments (2013-15) and made back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances (2014-15) … As a senior, averaged a team-high 16.4 points (sixth in the Pac-12), 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.8 steals and 34.6 minutes in 36 games (all starts) … Scored in double figures 31 times, including a career-high 28 points vs. Washington State … Named first-team All-Pac 12 and was an Honourable Mention selection on the All-Pac 12 Defensive Team … Captured Pac-12 Player of the Week honours three times, becoming the fourth UCLA player to win the award three times in a single season (Kevin Love – 2008, Ed O’Bannon – 1995 and Don MacLean – 1992) … Averaged a team-high 17.0 points in five Pac-12 and NCAA Tournament games … Started all 37 games as a junior, averaging 11.4 points (third on the team), 2.8 rebounds and 25.7 minutes … Shot .533 (153-287) from the floor … Was an Honourable Mention selection on the All-Pac 12 Defensive Team … Upped scoring average to 14.2 points in six Pac-12 and NCAA Tournament games … As a sophomore, averaged 6.1 points and 22.1 minutes in 35 games (nine starts) … Posted averages of 4.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 17.8 minutes in 33 games (one start) as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Was a three-year varsity basketball letter winner at Lincoln High School (San Diego, California) ... Secured first-team All-State honours in 2010 and 2011 ... Named Western League MVP in 2010 and 2011 and was a first-team All-Western League selection both seasons ... Served as the Hornets' team captain as a junior and senior, leading Lincoln to back-to-back CIF Championships (2010-11) and a California state championship in 2010 ... As a senior (2010-11), averaged 20.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals.

PERSONAL LIFE

Fulfilled his graduation requirements in less than four years (March 2015), earning a degree in history … Son of Norman Sr. and Sharon Powell … Has two older sisters, Joniece and Margaret … Played club basketball (AAU) for the San Diego All-Stars … In addition to hosting clinics in his hometown, he surprised youth basketball players at clinics in Toronto throughout the season … Serves as a home game community ambassador, meeting fans from charities and local hospitals.