Knicks willing to offer two first-round picks to Raptors for OG Anunoby: Report


The Knicks, who ultimately decided to hang on to their healthy stock of draft capital rather than splurge for Donovan Mitchell this past offseason, are reportedly willing to part with two first-round picks for Raptors forward OG Anunoby.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, New York has “shown a willingness to offer” two first rounders for Anunoby, who could be the best available player at the trade deadline.

The Knicks would have competition for Anunoby, per Charania, as the Suns are also interested in acquiring the 25-year-old.

Anunoby would give the Knicks a scoring boost and bolster its perimeter defense, as the forward leads the league with 2.1 steals per game. He has an eFG% of 52.7 percent on the season, is shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc, or slightly above league average, and is scoring 16.9 points per game.

Anunoby is under contract through next season, and would have a $20 million player option after that year as well. The former 23rd overall pick will be out for Monday’s game against Phoenix with a sprained left wrist, the second straight game he will miss as a result of the injury.

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