East Rumors: Raptors, OG Anunoby, Hornets, Hawks, John Collins


Forward OG Anunoby continues to draw trade interest, with the Suns and Knicks among those in pursuit, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

This follows a report last week from Ian Begley of SNY.tv, who also reported on the Knicks’ interest.

“New York has shown a willingness to offer multiple first-round picks for Anunoby,” Charania wrote. “The Suns, meanwhile, have control of all of their first-round picks — eight in total — through 2030.”


  • The Hornets have been among the most aggressive teams ahead of the deadline, sources told Hoops Wire, as they explore trades on everyone from guards Terry Rozier and Kelly Oubre, to forwards Gordon Hayward and Jalen McDaniels, to center Mason Plumlee.
  • The Suns, Raptors, Pacers, Jazz and Spurs are among those “closely monitoring” McDaniels, per Charania. Though some teams may want until the summer for an all-out pursuit, given that McDaniels will be an unrestricted free agent, Charania added.
  • The Hornets are said to have an interest in Nuggets guard Bones Hyland, as we relayed here.


  • Not surprisingly, the Hawks are expected to go all the way up until the trade deadline in exploring trades centered on forward John Collins.
  • Per Charania, the Jazz seem to be pursuing Collins more heavily than anyone, though Atlanta GM Landry Fields is taking a “patient approach.”
  • As we relayed here, the Rockets have also spoken to the Hawks on a Collins trade. Along with the Jazz and Rockets, he has been linked to the Mavericks, Nets and Wizards. 

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