2. AJ Griffin
The Hawks were willing to package Griffin together with DeAndre Hunter in their last-ditch attempt to acquire Pascal Siakam, which shows that he can be had for the right price. Perhaps Griffin, as the tip of the spear in Atlanta’s Anunoby package, might end up being more intriguing.
Griffin looked like a tremendous shooter during his rookie season, which is a continuation of the strong season he had at Duke despite injury problems. Of all Atlanta’s young players facing a tough road to playing time, Griffin has the highest ceiling.
Can the Toronto Raptors land AJ Griffin for OG Anunoby?
Griffin would instantly come right in and be one of the more impactful players on the Raptors roster. While he might be a tier below Gradey Dick as a shooter, Griffin’s size and defensive versatility might give him a higher ceiling. Atlanta might not have a role for him long-term.
Anunoby could give Trae Young another 3-point outlet target who could be the best two-way wing he has ever played with. Meanwhile, Toronto would add a potential building block player for a much-heralded free agent on an expiring contract.