Breaking: OG Anunoby Agrees To Massive Deal


After pulling off a stunning blockbuster trade to bring in Mikal Bridges on Tuesday, the New York Knicks have reeled off another massive move on Wednesday, re-signing impending free agent OG Anunoby to a max-level, 5-year, $212 million deal.

The contract will include a player option and a trade kicker, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. 

The contract breakdown annually would look like this:

Y1: $36.6M Y2: $39.6M Y3: $42.5M Y4: $45.4M Y5: $48.4M

The Knicks went 20-3 with Anunoby in the lineup after acquiring him from the Toronto Raptors at New Year's, and the defensive stalwart set a number of plus/minus records along the way. 

According to Ian Begley of SNY, Anunoby had max offers from other places but he "saw the vision" with the Knicks and wanted to help build a true contender in New York.

The Knicks dealt two good young pieces in RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley to the Toronto Raptors to land Anunoby. He averaged 14.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals in his 23 regular season games with New York, but he also missed 27 games due to injury. He's only played more than 50 games once in the last four seasons, making the huge outlay a bit of a risk. But his impact when on the court with the Knicks was undeniable.

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