Free Agency 2021

Report: Gary Trent Jr. returning to Toronto Raptors on three-year deal

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly re-signed sharpshooting guard Gary Trent Jr.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Trent and the Raptors have agreed to a three-year deal worth $54 million.

Trent was a restricted free agent but the Raptors did not give other teams much of a chance at signing the 22-year-old. After acquiring Trent at the trade deadline in a deal that sent scoring wing Norman Powell to the Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto added a younger player who filled a similar role to join its young core of the future.

Trent is coming off of a career year where he averaged 15.3 points while shooting 38.5 percent from 3-point range. In 17 games with the Raptors, the Duke product posted an even better 16.2 points per game while still converting 3-pointers at a solid 35.5 percent clip.

Trent showed some extremely promising flashes with Toronto, starting with a career-high 31-point performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder just four games into his tenure with the Raptors.

Four games later, Trent surpassed that career-best with a breakout 44-point game which included seven 3-pointers against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Trent scored double figures in 10 of the 17 games he played with the Raptors. He had three 20-point games to go with the mentioned 30- and 40-point games.

The 6-foot-5 marksmen gives Toronto yet another young piece to add to its core of Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby and Scottie Barnes to build around for the near future.

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