2. Greivis Vasquez for OG Anunoby and Norman Powell
Vasquez was a reputable point guard in his day, but he was nothing too special during his time with the Raptors. Milwaukee thought that Vasquez was the missing ingredient to their backcourt in 2015, but the trade ended up giving Toronto the wing depth they needed to become a champion.
Powell, who was picked No. 46 overall in 2015, was sent to Toronto with the pick that eventually became OG Anunoby. With Powell’s smooth shooting and Anunoby’s rugged two-way play, the Raptors were able to finally surmount a mountain many thought was unreachable for this franchise.
Toronto Raptors: The Greivis Vasquez deal was a steal.
Anunoby has not only become a terrific defender, but his offense has improved every year he’s been in the league. Even though he was picked 23rd overall, Anunoby’s offense has evolved to the point where only injuries and a lack of tremendous volume have blunted his All-Star potential.
Vasquez would average 5.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in just 23 games with the Bucks. After three meaningless games on a laughable post-Jayson Tatum trade Nets team, his NBA career was done. In terms of the raw value Ujiri got for Vasquez, this might be the clearest win he’s ever had in a trade.