This Pelicans-Raptors Trade Is Built Around OG Anunoby

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Why The New Orleans Pelicans Do The Deal 

The Pelicans do this deal to make a title push. Plain and simple. 

After all, nobody could accuse them of underperforming. At 26-19, the Pelicans are on the cusp of contention. They should at least consider making a major move to get them over that cusp. 

Acquiring Anunoby could be the right move. He’s one of the best 3-and-D wings in the NBA. Anunoby isn’t just a lockdown point-of-attack defender. He also creates constant chaos in passing lanes as one of the best defensive playmakers in the league. 

Some may wonder where he fits into this starting lineup. In the age of positionless basketball, it’s a moot point.

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The Pelicans would probably just bump Brandon Ingram down to the 2 and run one of the longest lineups in the NBA. 

What would the Raptors do following this deal? 

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