The Final Verdict
The “Kawhi Leonard” ceiling that Raptors fans have anointed Anunoby with for several years may be a little overblown, but Toronto should steer away from an Anunoby trade. Even if he’s reached his ceiling at this point, there’s absolutely nothing bad about drafting an elite 3-and-D player with offensive upside at No. 23.
Who knows? Maybe Anunoby takes that next step and becomes a reliable shot-creator and ball-handler. The Raptors would be selling themselves short if they traded Anunoby and he developed into the player we all thought he could be.
The Toronto Raptors are unlikely to trade OG Anunoby.
There is a price for anything, and Ujiri would be doing a disservice to this franchise if he hung up the phone every time a call is made about Anunoby. However, the price likely has to be a downright robbery for Ujiri to oblige on trading him.
The Raptors should be content to run it back and see where the team takes it from there. Ujiri has already said that the core will return, so unless anything significant changes this off-season, expect the same starting 5 this fall. I wouldn’t expect an Anunoby trade to happen, but if it does, just know that Masai Ujiri did it for a reason.