The Eastern Conference is shaking up on Saturday morning, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Knicks are also getting big man Precious Achiuwa and point guard Malachi Flynn from the Raptors in the deal.
Anunoby, 26, is averaging 15.1 points per game for the Raptors this season while shooting 37.4 percent from behind the 3-point line.
Considering the fact that Anunoby was once coveted by the Portland Trail Blazers and his asking price was multiple first-round picks, it’s somewhat of a surprise on the surface that he was only traded for a single second-round pick. However, in this particular deal, Anunoby was dealt for two potential starters in Barrett and Quickley. And given the fact that Anunoby is an expiring contract, his value has decreased.
Per ESPN’s Bobby Marks, Anunoby is eligible today for a four-year, $116.9 million extension. If he doesn’t sign today, he is able to extend for two years, $40 million. He currently has a player option for next season for $19.9 million, which he will likely decline.