NBA Trade Rumors: Mavericks Trade For Raptors' OG Anunoby In Blockbuster Proposal

Mavericks Trade For Raptors’ OG Anunoby In Blockbuster Proposal

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One NBA writer is proposing that the Dallas Mavericks trade for Toronto Raptors star OG Anunoby in a blockbuster deal. Lee Tran of Fadeaway World proposed the following trade idea between the Raptors and Mavericks:

Dallas Mavericks Receive: OG Anunoby

Toronto Raptors Receive: Tim Hardaway Jr., Olivier Maxence-Prosper, Second-Round Pick, Second-Round Pick

Anunoby averaged 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists last season for the Raptors while shooting 47.6% from the field, 38.7% from beyond the arc and 83.8% from the free-throw line. Toronto drafted Anunoby with the 23rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He signed a four-year, $72 million rookie contract extension in December 2020 and is eligible to sign a four-year, $116 million extension with the Raptors.

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Anunoby has career NBA averages of 11.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists. He won the 2019 championship with the Raptors over the Golden State Warriors in six games. The New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies have been heavily linked to Anunoby, who recently left Klutch Sports Group for CAA.

However, the Raptors are not “seriously” listening to trade offers for Anunoby, according to NBA reporter Eric Koreen of The Athletic. Koreen, who covers the Raptors, believes there are two scenarios in which Toronto could trade Anunoby and one of them involves Pascal Siakam, who has one year left on his contract and is seeking a maximum extension.

“If Siakam signs the max extension the Raptors can offer him, he would make about $45.5 million in the second season of that contract, 2025-26,” Koreen wrote. “Let’s also assume Scottie Barnes signs a maximum rookie extension, starting at 25 percent of the cap, next summer, with that contract beginning in 2025-26. If the cap goes up by 10 percent every year, Barnes’ contract would start around $41.1 million.”

With Jerami Grant earning a five-year, $160 million contract from the Portland Trail Blazers, the market for Anunoby could be all the more complicated to resolve on a new contract. Maybe that’s what pushes the Raptors to trade Anunoby so they don’t lose him for nothing next summer if the talented defender declines his 2024-25 player option and enters free agency.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks Updates

The Mavericks would have a Big 3 of Anunoby, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving if Dallas’ front office figured out a way to acquire Anunoby from Toronto.

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