Raptors Rumors: 4 Potential Landing Spots For OG Anunoby

NBA All-Defensive selection OG Anunoby has a lot of value around the league — a tough-nosed forward who plays both ends of the court. And while the Toronto Raptors have still not decided whether to make a move, interest is high and teams are calling. 

If Masai Ujiri & Co. do decide to trade Anunoby at the peak of his value, there are four potential landing spots that are classified as leading contenders to land him:

Memphis Grizzlies

Michael Scotto of HoopsHype says the Grizzlies are "a team to watch." With Dillon Brooks not coming back to Memphis ("under any circumstances" as we've been told), OG would not only be a suitable replacement, but a verified upgrade—without any of the distractions. In fact, he's the anti-Brooks, as you'll rarely hear a peep out of him, on or off the court.

The Grizz had discussions with Toronto back at the trade deadline around Anunoby, and also offered four first-round picks to Brooklyn for Mikal Bridges, so their willingness to deal for a player of this type is well-established.

In a trade scenario, point guard Tyus Jones (a Fred VanVleet Light, if you will) would be one ideal piece to move to Toronto in return, as a start.

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers' interest in Anunoby makes a lot of sense. Their backcourt tandem for the future is set, with Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin. They could use some help at forward, and another scoring option. 

Sacramento Kings

Scotto also names the Kings as an OG suitor. Their current 3-and-D wing forward, Harrison Barnes is an unrestricted free agent. Again, Anunoby would be a more-than-adequate replacement, and even an upgrade. 

Portland Trail Blazers

This is a team that tried to swing a deal for Anunoby a year ago ahead of the 2022 Draft, when they had the No. 7 pick to offer. The Raptors didn't bite, though the Blazers' current No. 3 pick this week is likely too rich for them to give up for OG. Perhaps other players or teams could be involved to make something like this come to fruition. 

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