In what was an expected move the Blazers have re-signed Norman Powell to a five-year, $90 million dollar deal on Monday evening. All indications were that the Blazers were going to ink Powell to a deal at the start of free agency and it looks like Neil Olshey did not mess this one up.
I think there was some fear that he’d let Powell walk and play Greg Brown at the three spot in the coming season.
Powell came to the Blazers last season in a trade that sent fan favorite, Gary Trent Jr. to Toronto/Tampa. Norm played in 27 games with the Blazers and averaged 17 points a game and proceeded to start in all six of Portland’s playoff games as well.
With the signing of Powell, four of the five Blazer starting spots are locked up. Will be interesting to see what the Blazers do at the power forward spot in the coming days with the $8 they have left to spend this summer.