It must be curious to be involved in all kinds of NBA rumors for as long and as intensely as OG Anunoby has been experiencing for months
It must be curious to be involved in all kinds of NBA rumors for as long and as intensely as OG Anunoby has been experiencing for months. The Toronto Raptors forward is in all the pools and is wanted by the managers of practically all the franchises in the championship, due to his defensive ability, options to occupy various positions and offensive talent. He may not yet be a consummate star in the league, but his journey and progression bear many similarities to that of Siakam, who inched his way up to becoming a true All Star. Neither of them seem to have the full confidence of the Canadians , or at least, they are not untouchable. From nbaanalysis.net they place him as a possible reinforcement of the Brooklyn Nets.
If something is clear after this campaign, it is that those of the Big Apple need to be reinforced. The unknown surrounding Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving may paralyze management in their moves, but even if they both continue, it would be highly advisable for them to bring in a player of Anunoby’s profile. They have sports and financial assets to make a succulent offer to the Raptors, being Joe Harris and the first rounds of the 2023 and 2027 Drafts interesting bargaining chips with which to convince the franchise where OG currently plays. But it is not easy for them to accept so easily.
There could be a three-way trade to allow the signing of OG Anunoby by the Nets
One team that will be on the lookout to take advantage of the rough waters and make a profit from fishermen will be the Orlando Magic. Those in Florida would be willing to give Jonathan Isaac to receive Harris, thus enabling the march of OG Anunoby to the Nets. Another plausible possibility is that the low confidence of Brooklyn Nets in Ben Simmons it precipitates that they seek to transfer him, being the Raptors a quite attractive option for an eventual resurgence of the reviled player. In exchange, Gary Trent and the first round of the 2023 Draft would also arrive.