Raptors swingman OG Anunoby may be a name to watch as offseason trade talks begin to heat up, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.
Anunoby reportedly grew frustrated at times this season as much of his ball-handling responsibility in Toronto’s offense was taken over by Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes.
However, two sources told Fischer that Anunoby hasn’t informed the front office that he wants out and there is speculation that any rumors are coming from teams hoping to acquire him. Even so, the addition of Barnes could make Anunoby expendable if the Raptors are hoping to make an impactful move this summer.
According to Fischer’s sources, Toronto told teams at the trade deadline that it wasn’t willing to move any of its top six players: Anunoby, Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr. and Precious Achiuwa. But the organization’s desire to land a top center could change that stance. After pursuing Jarrett Allen last offseason, the Raptors talked to the Pacers about Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis ahead of this year’s trade deadline and reached out to the Spurs about Jakob Poeltl, Fischer adds.
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.
Sources tell Fischer that Rudy Gobert is one of the Raptors’ prime targets for upgrading at center. Utah’s management is divided on whether to part with Gobert, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and an elite rim protector, but it could become necessary as the Jazz look to improve on the wing. Fischer notes that Toronto might have to offer Trent along with Anunoby to match Gobert’s salary, which would mean parting with one of the team’s only reliable outside shooters.
The Blazers are expected to offer the No. 7 pick to try to revamp its roster and Fischer states that Anunoby is one of their main targets, along with Pistons forward Jerami Grant. He notes that the Blazers have a decision to make next month on whether to guarantee Josh Hart‘s $12.9MM contract for 2022/23, but states that Hart and the lottery pick wouldn’t be enough for Toronto to move Anunoby. Fischer adds that Anunoby is seen as more valuable than Grant, for whom Detroit is seeking two first-round picks or a first-rounder and a promising player on a rookie-scale contract.
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He’d only get traded as part of a package to land a star.
Lol I love it. I said Toronto should/prob would trade OG a few weeks ago & you said this. Usually when national media comes back & repeats something I say yall go ahead & begrudgingly face facts. I see you’re still holding on to hope lol
“Usually when national media comes back & repeats something I say yall go ahead & begrudgingly face facts.”
You have a tenuous grasp on reality dude. Nothing wrong with that. Just saying.
You’re “just saying” nothing at all like usual. The article is about OG Anunoby. Feel free to share ur thoughts on the subject but only if you have any worth sharing
And bragging about the media saying something you said is contributing something ? Lol
Saying that Toronto would look to trade OG in the 1st place, weeks before anyone in here was talking about that, is definitely contributing something. Proposing a reasonable trade that would help both teams & that sparks debate among people that follow the NBA, that’s contributing something. Explaining my thought process on why my assertions are based in logic, another contribution… you on the other hand, what have u contributed to this discussion other than steering the convo away from basketball?
I have contributed absolutely nothing.
You, on the other hand, have contributed a pretty cool meltdown.
Thanks for that.
Lol your 1st sentence is gold. I’m surprised you admitted it.
You’re not believable, Sank. For instance you said nothing about what you said, just that you already said it. And others have said it, if only to regret it. Including HR some time ago. You see what you want to see.
Sounds more like narcissistic bragging to me. The likelihood of the national media reading these comment boards is slim to none. It’s fun to think they could, but be realistic.
Telling me what I am supposed to say kinda plays into that whole delusion of grandeur thing I already mentioned my friend.
So still nothing to say about the actual topic at hand? It shouldn’t be hard to find something relevant to add on the topic of Toronto possibly trading OG Anunoby. You’re unwillingness/inability to do so speaks volumes… also I said “feel free to share”. If you think that’s me telling you what to say then you’re a straight up idiot lol
You are incredibly sensitive.
Sorry but the issue is Sank’s sanity, and there’s not much of it.
FVV and anouby for dame
Neither team would do this
OG + Siakam for O’Neal + Gobert+ 1 or 2 first round picks. Matching the salary plus Gobert ,siakam and Barnes would create terrible spacing
Toronto obv isn’t trading Pascal. Come on guys be reasonable
Ya nah, they’re not trading Siakam and, if they were, Siakam is worth Gobert and a pick or 2 by himself. He offers far more versatility in lineups, can carry an offense and is a good to very good defender, all while being on a good contract while Gobert cripples your cap sheet without providing superstar impact (I.e., teams have to game plan to match you, not run you off the floor in the playoffs)
If Ayton wants to leavhe Phoenix they can make a sign and trade around OG? Maybe both teams will benefit from it.
I always liked Gary Trent Jr. they should keep him at all costs to open the floor with his shooting. Siakam and Scottie Barnes will be sharing the court tons of minutes, they must have two other 3pt threats.
OG and another contract for Ayton isn’t a bad net return for either.
Someone is going to overpay for Ayton tho.
Highly doubtful that DeAndre Ayton would choose Toronto as his next team after living in The Bahamas, San Diego & Arizona all his life. And Ayton is clearly worth the max contract that a team can give. It’s literally impossible for him to be overpaid.
Bevause someone from there cannot handle a winter for money? Way to belittle him.
There will be differences in offers to Ayton.
You don’t know what literally means.
This would be the best option for Raptors
Ayton for Birch and OG
Suns save $34 million (8+26)
Richaun Holmes, Trey Lyles & Sac’s 2023 top10 protected 1st to Toronto for OG Anunoby works for both of these teams… Visions of Fox/OG/Domas together for the next 3-5yrs has me reminiscent of the Joe/Josh/Al trio (Atl) that from 08-13 was 1 of the most slept on/productive trios in the league… Toronto gets a much needed upgrade at the 5 while shaving a couple Ms off the payroll. Lyles isn’t OG, esp defensively but aye that’s what you drafted Scottie for. Plus they’d get an extra mid-1st rd pick
Few things wrong with this. Holmes is on a bad contract considering how bad he looked last year. He got paid now he’s disinterested. Lyles has no value and it literally says in the article Josh Hart and no 7 in a strong draft wouldn’t be enough for o.g. but you think a lottery protected future is enough lol?
Richaun didn’t look bad at all last season, what are you talking about lol? He had domestic/custody issues off the court but on the court he was his same active/efficient/productive self. Him being disinterested bc he got paid is something that you made up in your mind & not based in fact at all… Lyles doesn’t have much trade value but he can obv play. He played well last yr, especially in Sac & would add some scoring punch off the bench from the forward spot. Richaun as an affordable, efficient, starter level 5 obv has trade value. Sac’s 1st rd pick next yr obv has value as well (top10 protected not lottery protected like you thought)… lol just bc some guy says Hart + #7 overall wouldn’t be enough for OG doesn’t make that a fact my dude smh. Think for yourself. 1st off Portland would be dumb to ever even propose such a trade. 2nd getting back Hart & a top10 pick would be a great return for OG but it wouldn’t solve their biggest problem the way my proposal would
OGs trade value would be very comparable to what SAC gave up for Sabonis. What you’re offering is closer to what the Raps gave up for Thad Young.
OG has the 2nd highest trade value on the Raps, only behind Barnes. Siakam is better, but OG on his deal is a steal.
Smh OG isn’t on Domas’ level at all. Come on dude I shouldn’t have to say that. I swear it’s hard to know when yall are trolling and when yall are just unintentionally way off. Spurs got the #20 pick for the #33 pick & Thad. In this trade Raps would get a starting 5, a Thad replacement & a future 1st. Clearly different… i’m starting to understand that OG is apparently 1 of ur fav players & u have a high opinion of him. I dig that.. but he’s very obviously not a #1 option, all-star type franchise player like Domas
I recovered my password for this site just so I could tell you how bad this trade proposal is. Not to mention if you understand how the cap works you’d know Boucher and Young are almost certain to be back.
Lol @ u saying u recovered a pw or something lol if this is 1 of ur alts just say that… But umm you definitely haven’t told me how this is a bad trade proposal at all lol when did you plan on doing that?.. also feel free to explain how the cap works &/or why Boucher & Thad are almost certain to be back
Your underestimating OG, he’s a 2 way player with elite D.
OG is def a 2way forward with very good defense. He’s definitely a good wing to have on your team & well worth his contract. He’s also injury prone & definitely a tier or 2 below the best wings in the league. Domas is a top5 post player in the world rn, possibly top3. We’ve seen Domas be the best player on a playoff team before & will most likely see it again in Sac as well (1b at worst). OG isn’t on that level. It’s sorta depressing that I even have to explain that OG Anunoby isn’t as good at basketball as 2x all-star Domas Sabonis smh. I don’t think I’m underestimating OG. Obv I think you’re overestimating him
You’re correct on Domas not being on Anunoby’s level. He’s slightly below it. Anunoby can shoot outside of 15 feet, and he plays Defense. Neither of which can be said about Sabonis.
I like slick passing and smart post play so I do like Sabonis’ game but franchise cornerstone? I guess that would depend on one’s definition of franchise cornerstone. If you define it as being the best player on the team such as Butler, Tatum, Giannis, Jokic or Embiid that the roster should be built around to enhance said players talent then no that’s not Sabonis or Anunoby. If you define it as a long term piece being the second or third best player such as Thompson, Bane, Brown, Ayton or McCollum that supports the star player then I could see either Anunoby or Sabonis in that role.
At this point yall are just talkin crazy just for the hell of it lol. Like who taught you guys the game? Bc that’s actually who I wanna blame lol. Yall are watching the game in fundamentally the wrong way. I promise you are. My tone may make it hard for yall to hear me and learn from what I’m trying to tell yall but I mean being dominant in the way that Domas is as a post scorer is far more rare as well as being more impactful than what OG does as a corner trey catch&shoot or as a wing defender
I watch the game fundamentally the wrong way? What does that even mean?
If you had watched the NBA more “fundamentally” you may have noticed that the game has shifted to be more perimeter oriented based on either the pick and roll and/or ball movement. Hence why good post play is so rare.
Maybe it just the way I “fundamentally” watch the game but when I think of a dominant post scorer I think of players like Ewing, Shaq, Malone (Karl or Moses take your pick), McHale or Olajuwon. The only players in the modern game of that ilk are Jokic or Embiid and even they are both more capable of taking their games to the perimeter.
Sabonis is what you’d get if you mixed all the best traits of Boris Diaw’s passing with Enes Freedom’s footwork and touch. That makes a very good player but not a guy that should be the best player on your team if your goal is to have a deep postseason run and possibly win a championship.
Anunoby is a two way wing that plays very good to great perimeter defense, can hit the corner three and put the ball in the floor and attack the basket when needed. All things you look for in a modern wing. He shouldn’t be the main offensive threat but he makes for a great guy to have around when you’re offensive catalyst needs a target for a kick out pass. He’s also the type of player that you can put on the other teams best player defensively regardless of their position.
Both on good contracts and bring near equal value to a team depending upon what that team needs but neither should be the main guy.
Holmes isn’t a starter level 5 on a good team, so why are you trading a starter level wing on a good deal( wayyyyy harder to find) for a no defense, no 3 big and a late first. When other offers on the table would offer a better player and multiple firsts. Even Indiana might offer turner and 6 since o.g young enough to pair with haliburton.
What makes you think Richaun can’t be a starter on a good team? Is it simply bc you haven’t seen it happen yet?… a starter level 5 on a good deal is just as valuable as a starter level wing on a good deal. The only difference is that Toronto already has 2 other starter level wings that are both better & on better value contracts than OG. They have zero 5s better than Richaun. Trading for him would immediately make them better bc he would be filling their biggest need… smh dude u really think that Indy would trade their starting 5 as well as the highest draft pick they’ve had in a decade for OG Anunoby? This after they traded Sabonis? I mean that is very ridiculous lol. A bunch of stuff u said is ridiculous tbh. Saying Richaun Holmes has no defense lol I mean have you seen him play?
Barnes is the defacto 5 because he can’t shoot and siakiam isn’t a great shooter either. So any 5 they get has to be able to shoot or they just don’t have the spacing to be efficient enough offensively to be great.
The answer to Toronto’s biggest problem isn’t bringing in a 5 that can shoot. Bringing in a 5 that can defend the paint/rim, guard other 5s & rebound is what they need more than anything. A frontcourt of Richaun/Pascal/Scottie will eventually be as good/much better shooting trio than Looney/Dray/Wiggins as Scottie continues to improve. Toronto has great shooting guards, they don’t need a guy like Bamba launching 6-8 treys/gm. They need a big that’s gonna play like a big. That’s what they were missing this season
Holmes had a GmSc of 15 in Sept-Nov, then had a GmSc of 6 the rest of the year; only played about half the games; and the team traded its young star for an allstar at his position.
Sank saying Holmes was as good as ever shows his distance from reality.
That post is a dupe. If that was you “calling the Anunoby trade” then it was late.
Calling old, unachieved players by their first names shows your delusional tendencies. You’re not pals, just immature.
OG, Gary Trent and a 1st for Beal.
I actually think this will be really good for both teams. I will throw one unprotected 1st plus two more protected and/or picks swap. Considering how many 1st commanded other trades seems logic 3 kind of 1st.
This must be the path for Washington, they will doom themselves giving the super-max to Beal, they will be better with a trade like this, tank and hope for the best at upcoming drafts.
Beal is probably going to secure the bag and then request a trade. 5 yr supermax and we will have this discussion next off-season on where he goes.
yeah, probably. Im kinda getting tired of players with lack of competitive spirit. I get that money comes first, but the guy is already super rich and will be richer even if he didin’t sign with Was.
When Bron left $ on the table to go sign with a winner guys exactly like you were horrible to him relentlessly & said he was the worst for not being loyal to the franchise that had zero loyalty toward him. Same with KD & Kyrie & countless other guys. When guys like Dame & Beal make the complete opposite decision & stay with a team that isn’t a title contender they’re torn down in much the same way. Trust me when I tell you that we aren’t confused at all as to why yall are like this. Similar hatred that we been dealing with for centuries fr
Every year, talk of Beal somewhere else, and GM Sheppard will have the max contract ready for him.
Sank consolidates his dislikes like a crazy man. “They’re all out to get me”.
Why would Toronto do this? They already lack depth. They need a competent big, not a ball dominant guard that would diminish Freddie’s value
Yes they need a competent big, but with Siakam – FV – Scottie – Barnes, they will have enough firepower to threat the East. If they only add a competent center they will be good, maybe really good, but not true contenders.
Its easier to add a little bit of depth and a serviceable center than a star level player. Im saying this while i still don’t like a lot Beal.
That was the story of this past season. Obv they found out vs Philly that they need size to win in the postseason. I agree it’s much harder to add a star & any team that can do so should go for elite talent. But that don’t mean that Philly should try to trade for Jokic. Beal is a beast, 1 of the best guards in the world rn easy, but adding him while losing OG/Trent makes them worse if anything
I love both of those player, but how swapping them with Beal will make them worst? I get that you will lose depth, but that can be addressed with other moves. You need 8 players for the playoffs, and only 5 can play at the same time… so FV – Beal – Scottie – Siakam and a decent C, will be playing major minutes, they will be clearly better.
Toronto already lacks depth. They’re probably losing Boucher this summer. Thad Young is on his last leg & probably won’t be back. Losing even more depth would be very bad for them. They played 8guys most of the yr & consequently Freddie & other guys were hurt & gassed during their short playoff run. Depth is extremely important in the NBA for multiple reasons… also as great as Beal is he doesn’t really bring anything to Toronto that they don’t already have. He’s a great scorer but they’d be losing 2 very good scorers that don’t require the ball nearly as much & who wouldn’t expect the offense to be based around them like Beal. If they’re gonna make a big move they should look to shore up the weakness that booted them out of the playoffs
You have to risk in order to win it all. They will be good not great ,unless Scottie B. turns himself into superstardom, wich i don’t think its impossible, but still kinda of a longshot. You NEED a superstar to win, the last champ in the past 40 years without one are the Pistons.
Toronto gambled with Kawhi so they can make high risk high reward moves.
Of course, this trade will never happend. but I don’t think they will be looking to be only good.
If Pascal Siakam was born in Europe instead of Africa he’d be a huge superstar rn. Labels like star/superstar only have meaning as far as selling tickets & shoes tbh. Basketball has always been a team game & always will be. When Toronto made that trade for Kawhi they were literally the deepest team in the league. The exact opposite is true today… if Toronto can add a starting 5 & a capable stretch 4 & a mid 1st rd pick by moving OG they will be a better version of the team they were this season. They’ll also save around $15-20M over the next 3yrs by doing this
Competent Big? They have Siakam. Achiuwa is decent as center. How great are the starting centers for The two teams in the Finals?
Robert Williams is IMO a really good center, in terms of what you need in todays game in that position. Achiuwa its Ok, but maybe an upgrade there can benefit them.
You need 8 players, that’s it.
I’m gonna guess you didn’t watch any of Toronto’s playoff games.. Pascal is a forward. Precious is a small 5 & actually plays better as a 4 rn. Really shouldn’t take a basketball genius to see that Toronto needs a starting level 5
Says the guy touting Richaun Holmes as the answer. A 5 that has never made the playoffs and isn’t in the top 30 centres in the league statistically.
Not in the top30 in the league statistically at his position. What a weird statement to make. What statistics are you even referring to?
Holmes seriously declined last year, and as the year rolled on. See post above, using the “GmSc” stat. He had reasons for the decline but are they resolved?
Being unhappy with his role is not the same thing as requesting the trade. If the latter has occurred, then, when combine that with his injury history, it makes sense that he’s the guy they would be looking to move. While they need to a starting C, I think Siakam and Barnes as the starting F’s, with a conventional C, is going to leave them shy of sufficient 3 pt shooting. Siakam was better last year than he’s been, and maybe Barnes will improve, but I wouldn’t rely on either being a reliable 3 pt shooter any time soon. It’s hard to find a C that would be, although Turner has that skill.
Blazers could be in luck trying to rebuild this year.
I’d go after Victor Oladipo in FA, he proved these playoffs he still has enough left in the tank and can be a valuable contributor. Offer him a 2 year 28 mil contract. I think V.O and Dame could be a great backcourt duo. I think off the court they’d have strong chemistry and on the court Oladipos defence makes up for dames lack of.
Then as for trading for a big name player, forget LaVine and forget Grant I’d go after OG.
Josh Hart, the number 7 pick this year and a protected future first. OG is a great defender, is young, and on a cheap contract. I think on this team he would have a bigger role and produce even better numbers.
I wouldn’t bother chasing Gobert or Ayton at the centre spot. Bring back Nurkic at a reasonable rate 3 years 45mil seems fair. He’s someone who wants to come back and someone who wants to win.
Lastly that should leave some money left over to go after some depth players in FA.
I’d throw out some money to Serge Ibaka (2 years 12mil), Dennis Schroder (2 years 16mil) and TJ Warren (1 year 8mil). Then lastly just some vets min deals, for LaMarcus Aldridge and Hassan Whiteside.
1. Dame. Schroder.
2. Oladipo. Simons. Johnson
3. Anunoby. Warren. Little
4. Ibaka. Aldridge. Brown
5. Nurkic. Whiteside. Eubanks
This is exactly how the Blazers should approach this off-season. Add shooters and defenders, shore up that bench so you can play 8-10 deep a night.
There isn’t a single player who the Blazers can go get that turns them into contenders. There are about a dozen players that they’d have a reasonable chance of acquiring that make them deeper and more physical.
Exactly V.O is the perfect addition firstly. Cheap, proven, and great fit. Get that deal done ASAP.
Then look at a trade using Hart and picks for a forward ideally someone young that can grow with Simons and Little but contend with the older guys.
Then fill out in FA, get a back up for Dame that can defend, bring back LA that would be cool, then look for value and versatility.
For example Nurkic starting, and Whiteside who offers a completely different game as the back up.
The one concern is ball handling. Dame is primary that for sure, Nurkic will want touches, V.O wants touches and OG Will aswell. Simons wants touches off the bench. Try look for non ball dominate players that will contribute.
Bunch of crazy yammering in the above thread. I wish there were more interesting posts like this one. That said, you are proposing alot of moves here, not sure POR can pull this many moves to align (especially Oladipo, I think this will be a stretch but even here it is possible and makes sense). Here’s to wishful thinking; I’d love to see a squad like this come together. As for LA coming back, I’d pass on those useless knees.
Insanity. Without additional upgrades, which obviously they can bring in a wing shooter, and then this roster is super dangerous
Scottie Barnes, Trent, OG, Siakam, Boucher
FVV, Banton, Svi/a wing shooter/Bonga, Champagnie, Achiuwa/Birch (matchup dependent)
Especially since Masai has been pretty clear in going hard after length and defense. He’s not about to abandon that now, and why would he with the success the team has had?
Maybe OG gets traded in a year or two, but for now there are plenty of clear needs for the team to improve. Weak bench. Not enough shooting. No center. They will pursue those upgrades first and see how things shake out before they consider moving any members of the core imo.
achiuwa and top player shouldn’t be in the same sentence
another starter only for losing teams like sacramento, orlando or detroit
Debunked already, but fun to talk about