The departure of Norman Powell, especially in the best season of his career, may affect the performance of the Toronto Raptors, but the team is still very satisfied with the rewards they received from the organizers.
“We have two players, Rodney has proved his worth, and Gary Trent Jr. (Gary Trent Jr.) is 22 years old and has many advantages. Raptors president Masa Ujiri in At the press conference on Thursday, he commented that he is a shooter and a defender. I think they are very suitable for the core of the team and this is what excites us.”
Perhaps the most interesting element is winger Trent. His style is similar to Powell’s. Of course, he hopes to prove his worth to the new employer, who will become a paid free agent at the end of the season.
According to the comments of Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts and members of the organization, the two new acquisitions of the Raptors are very appreciated in the locker room. This can also help those Torontons who have recently been demoralized to get back on track.
With Powell’s departure, Ujiri wanted to express his confidence in the team. He believed that the team could improve his level after the nine-game losing streak ended.
“We believe in Fred [VanVleet]. We believe in OG [Anunoby].We believe in Pascal [Siakam].we believe [Chris] Butcher. We continue to grow with young players. We believe that as the core, they can continue to improve and become better.
“We believe that as long as we step on the court, we can win. “This is what we are, this is how we play, and this is what we want to be,” the Raptors chairman concluded.
Hood and Trent acted earlier than expected, because the Raptors can’t count on Paul Watson and DeAndre Bembri, as the Suns at the Phoenix Arena on Friday night with the Amalie Arena Was absent from the COVID-19 game.
The Raptors lowered their flag 104 to 100, and the new acquisition was fairly quiet. As a starter, Trent scored only 8 points in 18 minutes of the game. Hood only had 1 basket and 1 rebound.
Pascal Siakam led the team with 26 points, while Quebecman Chris Boucher was the least used player by coach Nick Nurse, accumulating 5 points.