NBA Trades: 3 OG Anunoby trades for the Toronto Raptors

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NBA Trades: 3 OG Anunoby trades for the Toronto Raptors – Sacramento Kings

Raptors receive: #4 Pick 2022 NBA Draft, Donte DiVincenzo

Kings receive: OG Anunoby, Svi Mykhailiuk, #33 Pick 2022 NBA Draft

This trade could help out both teams a ton. The Toronto Raptors would be getting another young player and a quality perimeter defender, while the Sacramento Kings would strengthen their roster for a playoff push.

Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report reported not too long ago that the Kings could look to trade their pick:

"There’s a strong belief among rival teams that Sacramento will explore trading the fourth selection, either out of the draft entirely for an impact veteran or down later in the lottery to net a contributing rotation player in the process"

Anunoby would surely qualify as an impact veteran and then some. He’s still only 24 years old and would fit in perfectly with their current core of De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis.

Sacramento needs to improve on both sides of the ball, and Anunoby would help them do that. He’s a great perimeter defender and has turned himself into a solid perimeter shooter as well.

As for the Raptors, this deal would help them get younger while also maintaining their identity. DiVincenzo is a solid 3&D player who Nick Nurse could plug right in.

Meanwhile, they would get the chance to add another high-level rookie. Players like Jaden Ivey, Shaedon Sharpe, Keegan Murray, and Bennedict Mathurin should still be available at that spot.