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5 things to know about Norman Powell, the newest Portland Trail Blazer

Most people know Powell can really shoot the ball. But what else does he bring to the table for the Blazers?

Jared Cowley (KGW)

Lynne Sladky, Associated Press

If the Portland Trail Blazers were looking for more shooting and offense, that’s certainly what they got when they traded for Toronto Raptors wing Norman Powell before the NBA trade deadline on Thursday.

Powell’s new head coach, Terry Stotts, said Powell is a "really good two-way player" and that he’ll have a major role with the Blazers. He may be available to suit up for Friday’s game against the Orlando Magic, but if not by then, certainly in time for Sunday’s matchup against his former team and Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood, the players he was traded for.

The 27-year-old wing is a great shooter and has been to the playoffs with the Raptors each of the past five seasons. He was a key reserve for the team that won the NBA championship two seasons ago. He's in the midst of his best season, averaging nearly 20 points per game and shooting 43.4% from the 3-point line, which ranks 10th in the league.

"He's played an impact role on a championship team," Stotts said. "That's why we got him. He's going to help us compete at a high level."

Here are five things to know about Portland's newest player before he takes the court for the Trail Blazers: