PORTLAND, OREGON - MAY 07: Norman Powell #24 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots against Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter at Moda Center on May 07, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
When the Portland Trail Blazers initially made the trade of Gary Trent Jr for Norman Powell, fans and some media questioned the move. Trent was having a great year offensively and playing tough defense.