The Toronto Raptors have been grounded out of the gate this season, sitting at 9-14 (.391) for the year and at risk of missing the playoffs for a second straight season, no doubt a source of frustration for those betting on the team with Ontario sports betting operators.
With the franchise’s immediate future in flux and the Raptors in last place in the five-team Atlantic Division entering Tuesday’s games, it’s worth wondering whether general manager Bobby Webster chooses to flip talented players like O.G. Anunoby and Pascal Siakam for draft capital and prospects before the NBA’s trade deadline Feb. 8.
Anunoby, a veteran forward and former first-round draft pick out of Indiana, could be a hot commodity if Toronto does enter the trade market. He is having another solid season for the Raptors, averaging 15.6 points per game on 46.8% shooting, while hitting 39.4% of his 3-point attempts. Anunoby also is pulling down 4.3 rebounds a game for Toronto, which has +25000 NBA title odds at NorthStar Bets Ontario Sportsbook.
The NBA’s trade deadline is just under two months away, but it’s never too early to start reading the proverbial tea leaves about possible deals. With that in mind, OntarioBets.com broke down the odds on where Anunoby could play after the deadline as the Raptors look to maximize their return on their talented 26-year-old small forward.
O.G. Anunoby Next Team Odds
Where Will Anunoby Play Next?
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The odds are still in Toronto’s favor to retain Anunoby’s services post-deadline this year, thanks to his contract running through the 2024-25 league year and costing the Raptors a team-friendly $19.9 million next season, should they not find a trade to their liking. That’s why we rate the Raptors as the No. 1 team in the Anunoby sweepstakes, at +450 odds, while the 12-9 New York Knicks and 14-7 Philadelphia 76ers (+700 apiece) are tied for the next closest odds on our list.
A trade might be in Toronto’s long-term interest, however, as the Raptors currently face the longest odds of winning their division according to BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook, coming in at +25000. The Raptors rank well behind the Boston Celtics (-600), 76ers (+380), Knicks (+3000) and Brooklyn Nets (+25000) — showing how far Toronto has fallen since winning its lone NBA championship in 2019.
One way the Raptors can speed up a rebuild is by trading their prime assets, such as Anunoby and Siakam. Deals for those players could bring a laundry list of draft picks and future stars to Canada’s largest city in 2024 and beyond.
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