Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Knicks re-sign Anunoby to $212.5 million deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Knicks are going all in. The team made it to the Eastern Conference Finals this past season.

But they want to make it to the NBA Finals, like every team in the league. On Tuesday, OG Anunoby opted out of his contract.

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On Tuesday night, the Knicks struck a blockbuster deal to acquire Mikal Bridges. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks have re-signed Anunoby.

He has received a 5-year contract that will keep him out of free agency. Anunoby will receive $212.5 million.

In addition, the final year of his contract is an option year. The deal also includes a trade kicker.

Anunoby will have an average annual salary of $42.5 million. The player option will be for the 2028-29 season. There is also a 15% trade kicker.

The 26-year-old was acquired by the Knicks in December. He was acquired after Christmas when he was involved in the multi-player trade that also sent R.J. Barrett to the Raptors.

Anunoby was the 23rd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He played in 23 games with the Knicks after the trade.

He averaged 14.1 points per game. Anunoby also averaged 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game.

Anunoby spent parts of seven seasons with the Raptors.

This upcoming season, Anunoby is projected to be in the team’s starting lineup. He’ll likely be in a starting lineup with Jalen Brunson, Bridges, and Julius Randle.

If the Knicks re-sign Isaiah Hartenstein, then he’ll be their starting center. However, the belief after acquiring Bridges, is that it’s going to be hard to keep Hartenstein due to their limited cap space.

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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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