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Knicks acquire OG Anunoby in multi-player deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Knicks have acquired OG Anunoby. Also acquired in the package are Precious Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn.

In exchange for those three players, the Raptors acquired R.J. Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, and a 2024 second-round draft pick.

Former Toronto Raptors player OG Anunoby shoots a three-point basket during the game against the Washington Wizards
OG Anunoby shoots a three-point basket during the game against the Washington Wizards (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

“We’re ecstatic to welcome OG, Malachi, and Precious to the Knicks family,” said Knicks President Leon Rose. “OG’s complete offensive game and ability to defend multiple positions will enhance our team on both ends of the court. Malachi and Precious are well-rounded players (who) will complement the hardworking and talented nature of our group. OG, Malachi, and Precious are perfect additions to the type of team and culture we are building in New York.

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“We want to extend our deepest gratitude to RJ and Immanuel for their time in New York. RJ and Immanuel both began their professional careers in Knicks uniforms and their contributions both on and off the court have had a great impact on this city and organization. They represented our organization with class every day and we wish them nothing but the best.”

Before the trade to the Knicks, Anunoby was averaging 15.1 points per game. He also was averaging 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks per contest.

Anunoby spent parts of seven seasons with the Raptors. He was the 23rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after playing college basketball at Indiana.

In his final game with the Raptors before the trade, he scored 12 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics.

Achiuwa joins his third NBA team. He began his career with the Miami Heat. He was the 20th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

This season before the trade, Achiuwa, who has been a reserve for much of his career, was averaging 7.7 points per game with the Raptors. He also was averaging 5.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.5 blocks per contest.

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Flynn was a first-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Raptors. He was averaging 5.1 points per game before the deal. He also had an average of 2.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.2 blocks per contest.

Barrett, who was a key piece of this deal like Anunoby, was the 3rd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He was averaging 18.2 points per game with the Knicks this season.

He was also averaging 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.3 blocks per contest.

Quickley, who was the 25th overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2020 NBA Draft, is now a part of his third organization. He was acquired in a November 2020 deal by the Knicks that also involved the Minnesota Timberwolves.

He was averaging 15 points per game with the Knicks. He also was averaging 2.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.1 blocks per contest this season.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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