1. OG Anunoby
If the Raptors don’t trade Siakam before the season starts, it will be very hard to envision a scenario where they give up one of the greatest players in franchise history for a mystery box of assets. Anunoby, on the other hand, might be more likely to be sent away in a trade.
Anunoby was shopped at the prior trade deadline, with teams like the Warriors and Grizzlies expressing some interest before ultimately backing down. Ujiri appears to want too many unprotected first-round draft picks in exchange for Anunoby. Will his stance soften later in the year?
OG Anunoby could be a trade chip for the Toronto Raptors.
Anunoby had reportedly been frustrated with his lack of offensive responsibility in the past, and he could scratch that itch with a new franchise that values him more on that side of the ball. With excellent 3-point marksmanship and physicality in the paint, Anunoby is an interesting piece.
Due to his defense, it’s not hard to envision how (arguably) the most versatile defender in the league could make a contender’s mouth water. Even with his free agency coming up, Toronto would get quite a nice haul if they traded him. Should Scottie Barnes take a step forward, Ujiri could feel a bit more comfortable sending a proven role player like OG away.