Raptors gauging trade interest in Norman Powell

The Toronto Raptors are gauging trade interest around the league in shooting guard Norman Powell, according to a report from TSN.ca.

Powell signed a four-year, $42 million extension with the Raptors last summer after averaging a career high 8.4 points per game in 2016-17.

This past season, however, was a struggle for Powell.

In 70 regular season games, Powell posted just 5.5 points while shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 28.5 percent from three-point range. He played roughly 15 minutes a contest and fell out of the rotation late in the season.

On top of trying to move Powell, the Raptors are exploring all of their trade options in the hopes of acquiring a top-10 pick in the 2018 NBA draft.

The Raptors don’t own any picks in the upcoming draft. The organization reportedly has its eyes on Kentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

No one on the Raptors’ roster is off limits, and according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, point guard Kyle Lowry is very available for the right price.