AUGUST 8: Trent’s deal with the Raptors is now official, according to a press release from the team.
AUGUST 2: The Raptors have reached a contract agreement with restricted free agent Gary Trent Jr. and will re-sign the swingman to a three-year, $54MM deal, agent Rich Paul tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The contract will include a third-year player option, Wojnarowski adds.
Trent, 22, spent his first two-and-a-half NBA seasons in Portland before being sent to Toronto in a deadline deal involving Norman Powell. Trent averaged a career-best 15.3 PPG on .408/.385/.783 shooting in 58 total games (31.1 MPG) for the Blazers and Raptors in 2020/21 ahead of his first foray into free agency.
Trent decided to play out last season without an extension despite the fact that Portland was believed to be willing to give him a four-year, $54MM deal, the maximum the team could’ve offered before he reached free agency.
That decision paid off for the young wing, who will now make that same amount over three seasons if he opts into his final year. If he opts out in 2023, he’ll hit unrestricted free agency as a 24-year-old and will likely be in position to cash in again.
15 thoughts on “Raptors Sign Gary Trent Jr. To Three-Year Deal”
It seems like a lot for Trent, but I don’t really hate this one. It’s only a three year deal and if he develops into a primary option in Toronto, the deal will be cheap. If not, then it won’t cripple you for 5 years, just 3.
If kuz can get his over 40 mill deal this dude can get this. He show he can score and without lowry. He going to be one of the main options
That’s why Blazers moved him
They’re both making the same amount. Not sure what blazers were doing there. I guess a win now instead of development
Player option booooo
Nice! Been a raptors fan since Vince sanity days.
Idk what the heat gave up to get Lowry but the Raptors should sign young guys and give them playing time to see what they got. Nktilikina, Ojeleye, Tyler Bey, Tony Bradley, Malik Monk come to mind.
They should also ask the Thunder about trading Siakam for Bazeley + picks.
more like Kimba for Siakam.
What?!? Siakam is clearly very undervalued on this site
The overpaid list of mediocre players continues.
Dude had games of over 30 point what you talking about . If given a shot to be one of the main scorer I bet he avg at least 20 points
He could be a 20 ppg player next year and is a good defender – I think this is an entirely reasonable contract.
Not bad. At least they didn’t go to a 4th year.
Who’s to say they didn’t want to go 4, 5 years at 18 per year and Trent said, “Nah… gimme 3 years – and MY option on the 3rd – if you’re only givin’ me 18 a year.” ??? ;)
Duncan Robinson got more than O was hoping, although not outside of expectations, but man that is a bargain, especially after this