Raptors’ OG Anunoby Name To Watch In Summer Trade Talks

The Raptors could make small forward OG Anunoby available in summer trade talks as they look for upgrades to the roster, per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.OG Anunoby

Specifically, the Raptors may be on the lookout for a starting center and may feel comfortable dealing Anunoby after the rise of Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes. Rival executives believe Anunoby may have experienced some discontent with his role, Fischer noted.

Mostly, though, it’s become evident that Toronto has been exploring ways to land a talented low-post player for some time. Again, Anunoby may be the best path to making that happen.

“The Raptors initially chased Jarrett Allen last summer. Then in February, Toronto flirted with Indiana about both Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis and contacted San Antonio about Jakob Poeltl,” Fischer wrote. “Landing a center of that caliber would almost certainly require the Raptors to sacrifice one of those purportedly untouchable players.”

Anunoby, 24, is 6-foot-7 and coming off a season in which he averaged a career-high 17.q points and 5.5 rebounds, but was limited to just 48 regular-season games. He has spent all five of his NBA seasons in Toronto.

The Jazz and Trail Blazers would reportedly be among the most interested teams if Toronto decides to part with Anunoby, who has two more guaranteed seasons left on his contract, plus a $19.9MM player option for 2024/25,” wrote Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors.

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