Despite outside interest, Raptors hold on to Anunoby and now look forward

Despite outside interest, Raptors hold on to Anunoby and now look forward

The most telling indicator of the Toronto Raptors' intentions as the NBA Draft approached was offered well before they made Arizona big man Christian Koloko their second-round pick. Leading up to the draft there had been persistent rumours or speculation that Raptors forward OG Anunoby was in play and trading him was the means by which Toronto would obtain a pick in the lottery while adding some additional roster depth, presumably, and that the fifth-year forward would find a path towards becoming a primary offensive option and potentially increase his contract value in the process. It didn’t matter that most of that speculation was being driven by the teams looking to add the skills that make Anunoby so valuable to Toronto: size, quickness, defensive versatility, quality three-point shooting and the …
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