In his second NBA season, the 2018 second-round pick established new career-highs across the board, with averages of 8.9 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.4 made threes in 21.8 minutes per game. Trent also hit career-best marks from the field (44.4%), from three (41.8%) and at the free-throw line (82.2%). Against the Thunder on Jan. 18, Trent set a new career-high with 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting, including 5-of-9 from three. That game kicked off an 11-game run in which he averaged 14.6 points on 52.7 percent shooting (47.9% 3PT). During that stretch, Trent hit 3.1 three-pointers per game. In eight seeding games in Orlando, Trent posted 16.9 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game, while shooting 50.7 percent from three on 8.4 attempts per game. Against Boston on Aug. 2, Trent hit seven three-pointers on his way to 21 points. Four days later, Trent again hit seven threes, this time finishing with 27 points in a win over Denver. In the playoffs, Trent appeared in all five of the Blazers' first-round contests against the Lakers. He made his first career postseason start in Game 5, playing 40 minutes and finishing with 16 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.2018
A second-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Trent appeared in 15 games for the Trail Blazers as a rookie. He averaged 2.7 points, 0.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 7.4 minutes per game. The Duke product made his NBA debut against the Timberwolves on Nov. 4, finishing with two points and two rebounds in seven minutes of action. On Nov. 16, also against Minnesota, Trent had eight points and one rebound in six minutes. In the final game of the regular season -- an April 10 win over the Kings -- Trent went for a career-best 19 points (8-19 FG, 1-5 3PT, 2-3 FT), to go with three assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block. Trent did not appear in any of Portland's 16 postseason games during its run to the Western Conference Finals. Trent also spent time in the G League, appearing in six games, and making five starts, for the Texas Legends. In 34.4 minutes per game, Trent averaged 33.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals. He connected on 30-of-60 three-point attempts and hit 32-of-36 free throw attempts.
June 21, 2018Drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2nd round (37th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
July 6, 2018Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Portland Trail Blazers