Raptors forward OG Anunoby exited Friday’s loss to Golden State early after sustaining a left wrist injury, according to Kayla Grey of TSN, who tweets that X-rays on Anunoby’s wrist were negative. While that’s good news, the 25-year-old is expected to undergo further testing and imaging on Saturday to determine the extent of the injury.
Teams around the NBA will be keeping a close eye on Anunoby’s diagnosis, since he’s considered a popular trade target. Prior to Friday’s game, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski stated during an appearance on NBA Today (video link) that there’s “great interest” in Anunoby across the league and confirmed that there’s a belief Toronto would be able to get up to three first-round picks in exchange for him.
Here’s more on the Raptors:
- Following the expiration of his second 10-day contract on Thursday night, Joe Wieskamp is no longer with the Raptors, as Josh Lewenberg of TSN tweets. That’s no surprise, since Toronto would have had to sign Wieskamp for the rest of the season in order to retain him. The team likely values the roster flexibility of having its 15th roster spot open as the trade deadline approaches.
- Yossi Gozlan of HoopsHype names five teams that would be good fits for point guard Fred VanVleet if the Raptors are willing to move him, exploring what packages from the Suns, Mavericks, Heat, Clippers, and Lakers might look like.
- For what it’s worth, Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports said in Friday’s episode of his Please Don’t Aggregate This podcast that he hasn’t heard anything about VanVleet requesting a trade or “pounding the table” to get out of Toronto (hat tip to HoopsHype).
- Reigning Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes has been likened to Warriors star Draymond Green due to his versatility, play-making, and defensive ability. Green certainly doesn’t mind the comparison, telling Eric Koreen of The Athletic on Friday that he loves Barnes’ game and his upside. “He could be a lot better than me,” Green said. “I saw a tweet the other day that said, ‘Scottie Barnes’ floor is Draymond Green. And that’s a damn good floor.’ And I believe that. He’s such a special talent.”
22 thoughts on “Raptors Notes: Anunoby, Wieskamp, VanVleet, Barnes”
O.G. Anunoby is a very good two way young player. If the Toronto Raptors can get three first round picks for him make the move. He’s only 25 years old but he’s had a lot of injuries throughout his career and that’s a lot for a guy that has never made a All Star Team.
Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam are both All Stars and done great for the organization. If they decide to blow it up I know they can get at least two first round picks apiece for both of them.
Gary Trent Jr. might be able to get you a late first round pick. So if they blow it up they can definitely get a total of 7 or 8 First Round picks. Then they still got all their draft picks. It might be the best decision to make. A total rebuild.
I dunno, I think the best course would be to tank this year and look to compete next year. I’m not sure they want to go the DET or OKC route, those rebuilds took forever.
OG and VanVleet are worth 3 Firsts each
Play in contender Lakers should target Jazz and Blazers
A rental is worth 3 first round picks? I’ll have whatever you’re smoking.
New Orleans Pelicans get
Toronto Raptors get
3 First Round Picks
If they offer the LAL FRP for sure, if it’s their own late FRP, meh.
Phoenix Suns get
Toronto Raptors get
2 First Round Picks
Washington Wizards get
Toronto Raptors get
2 First Round Picks
2 Second Round Picks
Toronto has no need to sell short. They should stay the course and wait for the offseason.
A lot of the same names and more will be around.
What you saying makes sense to me as well. It’s just I think they can get more right now for their guys. Instead of waiting until the off season.
It sounds like there’s a bidding war for OG, this might be his peak value
Draymond Green on any other team is a minor role player…
The Raptors want a true star.
No team is giving up more than a single mid to low 1st (either projected or protected) to rent either FVV or Trent for 30 games or so (plus the playoffs, if the team makes it). The only future unprotected pick they might get for one of them (likely FVV) would be from the LAL in 2027; but I doubt that happens.
Who’s been rented in a deadline deal for multiple 1st’s or even one future unprotected 1st-? When something doesn’t happen, there’s usually a reason.
It’s the NBA, bird rights matter.
Then you should be able to name quite a few. Yet, I don’t believe you can name any. BRs only give you the ability to go over the cap to resign the guy. Meaningless to a team with cap space, like the LAL.
The Raps got Precious in a sign and trade with Miami for Lowry. If that’s what the Raps netted for an Unrestricted FA, they can def get a FRP for VV.
The Lakers also gave up 3 2nd rounders for Hachimura who’s an inferior player to VV.
Fred is def worth a FRP or 6 2nd rounders.
Nobody said renting him wouldn’t net a FRP, just not multiple FRPs. I would expect they’d get a lottery protected FRP (or one which will invariably be outside the lottery) for FVV. Maybe you misread.
A lottery protected FRP is about the standard toll for facilitating a S&T (with expiring deals), just as it is for a high-end rental. MIA sold TOR on taking PA instead, since they wouldn’t have been able to give a 1st for a time.
sorry but flawed logic here. Things can happen but without an official end result. Further, your statement is already on thin ice. Look no further to Thad Young who the Raptors had to pay a mid 1st rounder for on top of trading Dracic’s desirable expiring contract. All star players don’t come to your team for chump change. But if you were to pursue a FVV, and give up 2 or 3 FRs, you’d want assurances he signs in the off-season.
LOL. You don’t understand the Young trade. It was a typical deadline deal. Essentially a swap of a lottery protected FRP that figured to be in the early 20’s for an early 2nd belonging to DET (very top of the second round). Dragic’s contract had no value other than what it was used for (expired at the end of the year, only a liability after the trade deadline). If it had value, SAS wouldn’t have bought it out.
Do you have an example of multiple FRPs for rental? Even one? Anything can happen, but smart money doesn’t follow (and smart people don’t assume) things that never do or even almost never do.
How about the ORLANDO MAGIC ? …Thought they were first on the list of suitors.