Toronto Raptors make 3 deals at NBA trade deadline, Kamloops’ Kelly Olynyk headed to Houston


The NBA trade deadline has passed and the Toronto Raptors have made some moves.

Toronto decided to hold off on trading the greatest player in franchise history in Kyle Lowry on Tuesday. Instead, they sent 20-point-per-game scorer Norman Powell, three-point specialist Matt Thomas and wing Terrance Davis to three different teams.

Powell was acquired by the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood.

Powell is having a career year, averaging 20 points, three rebounds and two assists a game. Trent Jr. is the biggest piece coming back as he is just 22-years-old.

Thomas was sent to the Utah Jazz for a future second-round pick. He was averaging just under three points per game this season while shooting 41% from three.

Davis has had a down year, which is what led to the Sacramento Kings picking him up for a future second-rounder. Davis was also involved in a domestic assault charge during 2020, though most of those charges have been dismissed.

In other news, Kamloops’ Kelly Olynyk was traded to the Houston Rockets along with Avery Bradley and a first-round pick swap for star guard Victor Oladipo.

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