May 21, 2019, 11:55 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell scored 18 points with four threes, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in a big Game 4 victory over the Bucks on Tuesday.
Powell got big minutes again (32) and had it going early. His final line of 6-for-18 from the field (4-for-13 from deep) looks pretty inefficient, but Powell was a major factor in building tonight's big lead. With Kawhi Leonard hobbling a bit, the Raptors may need to continue leaning on Powell more than usual.
May 19, 2019, 10:29 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell put up a playoff-high 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting in 30 minutes of action before fouling out in a 118-112 double overtime win in Game 3 on Sunday.
There were some rumors prior to the game that Powell would get an increased role for Game 3, and this turned out to be true as he played 30 minutes before the game even reached the first overtime. He thrived in his increased opportunity and was hitting some key shots down the stretch. He added four rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers and one steal to the box score.
May 19, 2019, 6:47 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
After coach Nick Nurse hinted at changing the starting lineup for Game 3 on Sunday, the Raptors will stick with Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol as their starters.
Nurse did say earlier that he expects Norman Powell to get more minutes and that we may see different lineups throughout the game, so that is still something to watch for. The Raptors are in must-win territory as they come home down 0-2.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
May 19, 2019, 5:35 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Nick Nurse said on Sunday afternoon "I think there will be some lineup changes, that's for sure," in regards to Game 3 against the Bucks.
Nurse also said that he thinks Norman Powell will get more minutes in this one. The most likely starting lineup change would be Powell over Danny Green – who has done very little in the first two games of this series. This is essentially a must win game for the Raptors and don't expect Nurse to go out being conservative.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
May 17, 2019, 11:25 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell played well in Friday’s Game 2 loss, with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 25 minutes of action.
He has not had a huge role in the postseason, but this is his second game with 14-plus points as he scored 16 points in Game 4 of the series against the Magic. His rise in scoring and minutes were likely due to this game being a blowout, so do not expect a repeat performance from Powell in Game 3.
April 21, 2019, 9:57 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell came off the bench in Sunday's 107-85 blowout victory over the Magic in Game 4 to post 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting with one 3-pointer, four rebounds and one assist.
There was a bit of garbage-time factor that influenced Powell's line tonight, but it was nonetheless likely a DFS bargain. Not bad for a top-230 player on the season. Guys like Powell, who come off the bench and keep Toronto's offense going when starters like Pascal Siakam and Kawhi Leonard sit, make a big impact as far as snowballing early establish momentum is concerned.
April 9, 2019, 10:46 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell was able to collect 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and two triples in 20 minutes in Tuesday's season finale.
Powell was able to post top-230 value this season (both total and per-game in 8/9-cat), which looked like a tough sell once he went down with a left shoulder subluxation that cost him 21 games. He really came on strong late in the year and seemed to be ahead of the curve in putting his stamp on a playoff rotation spot, outplaying most of the other contenders with ease after returning. The big change in Powell's game this year was him hitting nearly 40 percent from deep, as he is only a .344 career 3-point shooter. There's only deep-league appeal here but Norm's bounceback season after last year's terrible campaign was a nice development for the Raptors.
April 7, 2019, 4:40 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell scored 23 points on a perfect 7-for-7 shooting with three boards, an assist, a steal and four 3-pointers in Sunday's 117-109 overtime win against the Heat.
Powell was on fire in this one. It's always a good sign when you score more points than minutes played – he logged 21 minutes. He's been a nice role player for the Raptors and can be a long term piece if he stays healthy.
March 30, 2019, 11:54 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell put up a nice line in Saturday's easy win over the Bulls, collecting 15 points, four rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers, a steal and a block in 29 minutes off the bench.
Powell went 6-for-11 from the field while committing no turnovers to round out his line even further. He's been coming on strong lately for the Raptors and has locked up his spot in the team's playoff rotation. Tonight he was given extra responsibility with Kawhi Leonard (personal), OG Anunoby (concussion) and Pascal Siakam (rest) all sitting out and certainly made the most of it. Powell is worth a look when Toronto's top options sit in the season's final few games.
March 26, 2019, 11:01 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell tied a season-high with 20 points in Tuesday's 112-103 drubbing of the Bulls, adding three rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers while going 8-of-10 from the field in 26 minutes.
Powell set a new season-high with the four triples. The final score is deceiving, as the Raptors were up by double digits from the second quarter until the final minute of the game. Norm is looking like the guy who stole the show in the postseason in his rookie year after struggling for the entirety of last season, and his resurgence is a big lift to a Raptors bench group that often needs someone to grab the reins. That said, he's only worth a look in fantasy when Kawhi Leonard gets a night off.
March 22, 2019, 10:35 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell put up a career-high 11 rebounds in Friday's loss to the Thunder.
Powell didn't do much else with one assist and three missed shots in his 18 minutes, but he was active on the glass in his limited run. He won't be on the radar on nights when Kawhi Leonard is active, and Powell's still pretty dicey even when the Klaw sits.
March 14, 2019, 10:39 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell scored 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Powell is a guy you'll want to put on your radar as a streamer with Serge Ibaka (suspension) out. He was heating up a bit even before Ibaka got suspended and now that there's more usage to go around there'll be a slight bump for Powell. He's still not a must-own player by any means, but give him a look for triples.
February 13, 2019, 10:36 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell started with Kawhi Leonard (knee soreness) out on Wednesday night but only managed 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal on 3-of-10 from the field.
Powell missed three open 3-pointers in the first quarter but stuck with it and did a much better job of attacking the rim in the second half. He's been much improved lately but still isn't worth a look in any leagues with fewer than 20 teams.
February 13, 2019, 6:49 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell will move into the starting lineup with Kawhi Leonard (knee soreness) unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
Powell's been playing quite well in a bench capacity since coming back from his left shoulder subluxation this year, and he should be in for a busy night with the Raptors down to 10 active players tonight. Look to see more of OG Anunoby as well, with Malcolm Miller and Jordan Loyd potentially getting spot minutes tonight.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
February 5, 2019, 11:17 pmNorman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell came off the bench and packed a punch on Tuesday night, going 5-of-6 from the field for 14 points, a steal and a 3-pointer in 16 minutes against the Sixers.
Powell gave the Raptors a lift on a night where the bench units had it working, in a nice departure from most of the rest of the season. Norm was part of Toronto's parade to the rim early on and gave the team a nice tertiary ball-handling option. He's still not much of a fantasy option but his solid play meant that Danny Green was only needed for 21 minutes tonight (two points, four assists, one steal).