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Toronto Raptors trade Norman Powell to Portland Trail Blazers

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TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have traded guard Norman Powell to the Portland Trail Blazers for guards Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood.

A source confirmed the deal to The Canadian Press.

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The source was granted anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.

The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.

Powell is eligible to become a free agent next year if he declines his player option.

More to come.

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