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The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks are usually not actively pursuing Toronto Raptors ahead O.G. Anunoby presently, Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports activities reported on SNY’s The Putback with Ian Begley (1:25 mark):
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Fischer added that the Raptors’ requested return for the 24-year-old is “very, very high.”
Anunoby is averaging 16.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game in his sixth NBA season, all with the Raptors.
The Knicks were reportedly willing to part with “multiple first-round picks” for Anunoby, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
A minimum of one staff provided three first-round picks for Anunoby, per Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star. Doug Smith of the Toronto Star stated that groups would wish to deal “not less than two promising gamers on team-friendly offers and a choose to pry him away.”
Naturally, the requested commerce packages ought to be excessive for a proficient two-way participant like Anunoby. The query, although, is whether or not Toronto desires to shoot for the playoffs or rebuild with the commerce deadline Thursday.
This hasn’t been a superb yr for Toronto, which has a extra proficient staff on paper than its 25-30 report reveals. The excellent news is that the Raps are tied with the Indiana Pacers for the ultimate play-in spot within the Jap Convention, in order that they’re actually not out of playoff competition.
Fischer beforehand reported that the Raptors would wait till the “ultimate hours” to resolve if they might be patrons or sellers on the commerce deadline.
A pair of street wins in opposition to the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies in current days places Toronto on the upward trajectory, not less than, and the Raps have another sport (Wednesday in opposition to the San Antonio Spurs at house) earlier than the deadline.