The Suns, Pacers, Pelicans and Knicks are among those with an interest in Raptors forward OG Anunoby ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Clearly, Anunoby has been drawing lots of buzz as opposing teams seem to believe the Raptors are open to making moves. That said, it’s been reported that Gary Trent Jr. is Toronto’s most likely trade candidate. (For instance, the Lakers have him on the radar, as we relayed here.)
But Anunoby is definitely the name being mentioned most lately, despite the fact he is out until at least Feb. 5 with a wrist injury. So basically, the injury should not impact the Anunoby sweepstakes.
“I’m told the Suns, the Knicks … they’re still teams to look at,” Charania said on FanDuel TV. “But I would also pay attention to the Pelicans (and) the Pacers. They’ve also registered some interest from what I’m told.”
The Grizzlies also have been linked to Anunoby, by the way. We have that full post here. We also have more on the Knicks’ interest here.
Charania went on to say there are a “group of teams” in pursuit and that things will likely stay that way until the deadline.
Anunoby, 25, is 6-foot-7 and averaging 16.9 points on 46 percent shooting, including 37 percent on 3-pointers. He is in his sixth NBA season, all with the Raptors.
“The Suns, the Knicks – they’re still teams to look at but I would also pay attention to the Pelicans, the Pacers, they’ve also registered some interest…”@ShamsCharania on teams interested in OG Anunoby as we get closer to Feb 9th trade deadline on #RunItBack pic.twitter.com/T1ly8P6qGc
— FanDuel TV (@FanDuelTV) February 1, 2023
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