Knicks News: OG Anunoby Raptors reported trade offer, Julius Randle double-double

Knicks News: OG Anunoby Raptors reported trade offer, Julius Randle double-double

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 16: Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks heads for the net as O.G. Anunoby #3 of the Toronto Raptors defends during the second half at Madison Square Garden on January 16, 2023 in New York City. The Toronto Raptors defeated the New York Knicks 123-121 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

OG Anunoby is a player that the New York Knicks reportedly inquired about earlier in the season and with all eyes on the Raptors leading up to the trade deadline, the 25-year-old will be a hot commodity if he’s made available. However, he won’t come at a cheap price.

According to The Toronto Star, there is “at least” one team that offered three first-round picks for Anunoby. ESPN’s Zach Lowe speculated that if Anunoby were to be made available, the Raptors would look to receive a package similar to the one that the Jazz got in return for Donovan Mitchell, and three first-round picks for Anunoby is a lot to offer.

Last week, The Toronto Star reported that Toronto was looking for two promising young players on team-friendly deals and a first-round pick in exchange for Anunoby. If that’s the case, it’d be interesting to know why the Raptors didn’t accept the three first-round picks offer that they reportedly have already received.

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