1. Norman Powell, Los Angeles Clippers
While Powell has technically played Toronto as a visitor, the Tampa bubble doesn’t count. Neither does last year, when he was inactive in his only Canadian road date. This fanbase can finally give Powell the hearty welcome home he deserves when the Clippers come to town.
Powell, who ended up in Portland as a result of the Gary Trent Jr. trade, made the journey to Los Angeles thanks to another swap that helped LA become an even more legitimate contender. Powell remains an elite scorer who comes through in the big moments, both of which were hallmarks of his Toronto tenure.
Norman Powell is a Toronto Raptors legend.
Powell averaged 19.0 points per game while making just under 42% of his 3-point attempts last year. On most other teams, those numbers would be so eye-popping that he could contend for All-Star appearances. The perennially underrated Powell will go into the year as the third option behind Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Make no mistake, the Raptors would have lost multiple huge playoff games if Powell was not in the lineup. His ability to catch fire from deep so easily was awe-inspiring at times. Powell will likely bring the house down when he comes back in Clippers white and blue.
We know he’s looking forward to it.