On the court, Anunoby was the only player in the NBA last season to average at least 1.5 steals and.7 blocks while draining 39.8 percent of his shots from beyond the arc, signifying the sort of 3-and-D ability that every NBA team is on the lookout for.
Factor in a few game-winning shots to push his team in the NBA bubble, and there’s a case to be made that Anunoby may just be the second-coming of Kawhi Leonard playing for the team that made him a two-time NBA champion. They’d surely have to give up one of their own young players to get a deal done, but would it really be the worst thing to lose a player like Jaden Springer or BBall Paul Reed to secure two players who would be fixtures of the team’s playoff rotation for years to come? Reed specifically may be an intriguing get for the Raptors because of his height and G-League pedigree, both of which are highly valued by Masai Ujiri and company.
Considering the Sixers don’t have an open roster spot or a player on a non-guaranteed contract, any trade they make either has to have the same number of players going out as coming back or a corresponding deal from which to offload a player.