NBA trade rumors: The price for OG Anunoby just keeps going up

NBA Trade Rumors, Toronto Raptors

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It’s not clear if the Toronto Raptors are actually willing to trade OG Anunoby. But if they are, rumors are they’re going to be asking A LOT.

As the season goes along, we’ve seen OG Anunoby mentioned in more and more trade rumors. The Raptors are struggling and while Pascal Siakam might be their best player, Anunoby might be their most valuable trade asset.

The 25-year-old wing is on a reasonable contract and he’s averaging 18.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a league-leading 2.2 steals per game. He’s also one of the league’s best and most versatile wing defenders, the kind of player every contender and playoff hopeful could use, slotting next to almost any kind of star.

He’s the kind of player the Raptors could certainly keep for the future but he could also fetch a hefty return, the kind that could help Toronto reset around 21-year-old Scottie Barnes, last year’s rookie of the year.

What would it take to get OG Anunoby from the Toronto Raptors?

According to Action Network’s Matt Moore, “Last summer, the asking price for Anunoby was a top-10 pick” but the consensus is that his price has climbed significantly with his play this season.

Early this year, Zach Lowe hinted at what that price might be on his podcast, saying, “If he [Anunoby] gets traded, the price and picks are going to surprise people because it might be on par almost with what the Cavs gave up for Donovan Mitchell.”

Remember, Mitchell was traded for Lauri Markkanen, Collin Sexton, Ochai Agbaji, three unprotected first-round picks and two pick swaps. Moore went on to add more, seemingly confirming Lowe’s thinking, even without any specifics:

“League sources say Toronto is active in trade talks and open to moving players, but the asking prices have been described as ‘insane,’ ‘astronomical,’ and ‘far-fetched.’”

If the Raptors really can fetch that kind of package for Anunoby it might make a trade a lot more likely.

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