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Retaining Powell Tops Blazers’ Offseason To-Do List

Once the 2021 NBA Playoffs conclude, the Portland Trail Blazers will have a considerable to-do list to work through in the offseason. Pending free agents, extensions and potential trades are just a few items that the Blazers must address.

When it comes to free agency, Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes explained that Portland should keep it simple and focus on retaining Norman Powell.

The Portland Trail Blazers project to be well over the 2021-22 cap, which means their avenues for adding outside talent in free agency are limited. That’s probably why they swung a deal for Norman Powell, a player who can and should decline his player option for next year, but whom the Blazers can re-sign using Bird rights.