OG Anunoby trade rumors: Trail Blazers offering No. 7 pick in attempt to acquire Raptors forward, per report

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The Portland Trail Blazers are a team to watch ahead of Thursday night’s 2022 NBA draft. They hold No. 7 overall but are actively looking for a trade for a veteran who could help them win now. One potential target is Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby. after Chris Haynes.

After Damian Lillard underwent abdominal surgery last season, the Blazers went back to full tank mode for the first time in almost a decade. They traded almost every notable player on the roster, including CJ McCollum, Larry Nance Jr., Robert Covington and Norman Powell, to go 2-21 at the end of the season.

But despite all of these moves, the Blazers never planned a long-term rebuild. Not with Lillard still around and nearing the end of his prime. They saw the writing on the wall and knew that even with a healthy Lillard, the old squad wasn’t good enough to compete in the Western Conference. Instead, they’re hoping to retool Lillard and be able to compete again immediately. A bit more lottery luck would have helped in this regard, but pick #7 should still produce a solid return.

Whether they can actually get Anunoby remains to be seen – they may have to offer more than just the number 7 – but there have been rumors the forward may not always have been enthusiastic about his role in Toronto and the Raptors given his injury history and abundance of wings ready to part with him.

If the Blazers manage to strike a deal for Anunoby, it would be a great deal. Anunoby is a great defender and would be one of the best players the Blazers have had on that side of the ball lately. He would single-handedly improve on what has been a patchy defense over the years. On offense, he has blossomed into a dependable 3-point shooter and posted a career-high 17.1 points per game last season.

The only real problem for Anunoby is that he can’t stay on the pitch. He has played 91 games combined over the past two seasons and has only reached the 70-game mark once in his career. But given his age and talent, it would be worth the risk if they could wrest him from the Raptors.

Regardless of what happens to Anunoby, it’s clear that the Blazers are targeting big, versatile wings to pair with Lillard. On Wednesday, They made their first major addition the offseason by trading a 2025 first-round pick to the Detroit Pistons for Jerami Grant.

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