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After acquiring Gary Trent Jr. at the NBA trade deadline, it appears the Toronto Raptors guard will be staying put.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Toronto Raptors and Trent have agreed to a new contract that will keep the 22 year-old guard in Toronto for the next two years at least. Trent will be receiving a three year deal, with a player option on the third season, that will pay him $54 million over the duration of his contract.
Trent came to the Raptors in a trade alongside Rodney Hood in exchange for Norman Powell, and averaged 16.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game in his 17 games with the Raptors. He proved that he has the ability to be a serious three-and-D player in the league, displaying a promising shooting prowess and being a strong on-ball defender.
Trent beat his career-high on multiple occasions, the apex coming in the form of a 44-point outburst against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He also hit a game-winning three pointer against the Washington Wizards in one of his earliest games. Trent will have ample opportunity to continue his growth and showcase his game with the Toronto Raptors in the foreseeable future.