The Toronto Raptors forward, OG Anunoby, is likely to get traded to the Sacramento Kings this offseason. It’s always great to get a break, but the more you wait, the sweeter is the reward, and more is the desperation to get more of it. The Kings are going through the same phase right now. The Kings made it to the playoffs in 2006, and then they had to wait for 16 years to be in the same spot. Although their journey was short lived and they were knocked out by the Golden State Warriors in the first round itself, it was enough to spark life into them.
This season, the Kings would like to go all in, and they are already making changes to make that happen. They have a talented squad, and they are likely to add Anunoby to the mix. The management thinks that he is the kind of player that can change the dynamics of their squad and make them a strong contender. Can they land him on their roster? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Toronto Raptors and the Sacramento Kings involving OG Anunoby.
OG Anunoby is likely to play for the Sixers next season
What would the Kings offer for OG Anunoby?
The Kings are expected to offer Keegan Murray, Kevin Huerter, and one first-round pick each from the years 2027 and 2029 in exchange for the Raptors’ #3. According to Grant Hughes of the Bleacher Report, the 26-year-old is what the Kings need to become a force in the NBA.
Players who have 3+ shot attempts when guarded by OG Anunoby are shooting 24.3% from the field.
None of those players have shot better than 43%. pic.twitter.com/DyVs0TCGfx
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How is OG Anunoby performing this season?
The Indiana Hoosiers product is averaging 16.2 points per game for the Raptors this season. He is also charting 1.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 42.5 percent 3-pointers. His addition in this form would give a huge boost to the Kings.
Best defended FG% so far this season (min 60 defended field goal attempts):
32.3 – Jaden McDaniels
32.5 – KCP
34.9 – Rudy Gobert
35.2 – Wemby
35.3 – Kyle Anderson
36.1 – Gordon Hayward
36.6 – Chris Paul
37.3 – Herb Jones
37.5 – OG Anunoby
37.6 – Xavier Tillman pic.twitter.com/G9zL0JJ7tH
— The Lead (@TheLeadSM) November 9, 2023
Why would the Kings like to sign OG Anunoby?
Anunoby is a versatile guard and is one of the most intimidating isolation defenders in the game. He is great at long-range shooting as well, which is a bonus for the Kings. The Raptors want to part ways with him due to financial issues, and this might be a great opportunity for the Kings.
Will the Kings make it to further rounds this season? How will the Raptors line up? We’ll keep you updated.