Norman Powell Celebrity Life
Norman W. C. Powell or Norman Powell is a basketball professional from America. He was born on May 25th, 1993 and plays for the Toronto Raptors from NBA. He played for the UCLA Bruins in his college days.
He was a part of the all-conference of the Pac-12. He was picked in the NBA Drafts of 2015. He was a high school all-state player on two occasions in California. He was a captain of their state championship-winning team prior to playing for the UCLA.
After reaching senior year during the 2014-15 season and being reputed as the best player in the ranks of Bruins, he became the leader of the team. He took the honors of All-Pac-12. He was picked up by the Milwaukee Bucks and later traded to Toronto Raptors.
Toronto Raptors (2015–present)
After being picked up by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015 as the 46th pick, he was sold to Toronto Raptors as a part of a player exchange. He played for them in the Summer League of NBA and became the sole rookie to feature in the All-NBA First Team of the Summer League.
Due to injuries to regulars, he got much-needed playtime in the beginning. Later he spent time playing for the -League affiliate of Toronto.
Powell got his initial start in February 2016 and he made 2 steals from 15 minutes during a victory against the Phoenix Suns. He set a season-best during his 8th start in March as they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks.
He improved this to 18 points versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. He set a new season-best of 27 points during a victory against the Indiana Pacers. In the final match of the season, he improved his tally to 30 points and won against the Brooklyn Nets.
He was recognized with the Rookie of the Month award for the conference for his performance of 15.3 points average per match.
Powell’s playing time reduced in the initial months of 2016–17 season. With regular players out of action, he received more starting time. He played impressively whenever he got a chance. He set a new season-best of 21 points coming on as a substitute during a defeat versus the Brooklyn Nets.
He scored 21 points on 3 more occasions. He set a career-best in playoffs with 25 points versus the Milwaukee Bucks in the playoff Game number 5. This victory helped them take a lead in the series at 3-2.
Powell entered a 4-year contract worth $42 million and extended his time at the Raptors. He partially injured his shoulder playing versus the Utah Jazz in November 2018 and was sidelined for an indefinite period of time. He came back in December to play versus the Indiana Pacers after 21 games.
He scored a season-best of 23 points during their victory versus the Pacers in January. He made another career-best of 11 rebounds during their defeat versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.
He equaled his season-best of 23 points during their overtime victory against the Miami Heat. He was a part of their first championship success with the Raptors as they beat the Golden State Warriors after 6 games in the finals.
The 2019–20 season of NBA began with Powell losing his place in the starting team. He came up with double-digit tally only one time in the first 7 outings. In November, he set a new career-best with 33 points during a victory versus the Orlando Magic. He became a starter in place of a regular and netted over 20 points in 3 consecutive matches for the first time in his playing career.
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