For the first time in his professional career, OG Anunoby has a new home.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Toronto Raptors are finalizing a trade to send Anunoby to the New York Knicks for a package including RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley and draft considerations.
Anunoby is averaging 15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game this season. It’s his fourth straight season averaging 15 or more points.
The 26- year-old small forward is regarded as one of the league’s best defensive players. Anunoby finished the 2022-23 NBA season with the most steals per game, 1.9, and total steals, 128.
Anunoby is in the third year of a 4-year / $72 million contract.
Now in his seventh season in the league, Anunoby has totaled 4,676 points, 1,684 rebounds, 631 assists, 487 steals and 201 blocks.
Anunoby was the 23rd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
He entered the draft coming off of a sophomore season-ending ACL injury with Indiana. Anunoby was averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for IU before the injury.
While he was still a relative unknown nationally towards the end of his freshman year with the Hoosiers, Anunoby was introduced to the basketball world in a Sweet 16 contest against Kentucky when he made several eye-catching plays, including a crucial late-game block on a 3-pointer by Jamal Murray.
The NBA discussions intensified immediately.
Coming out of high school, Anunoby was a 3-star recruit, ranked No. 294 nationally according to the 247Sports Composite.
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