With just a couple of days remaining until the NBA trade deadline occurs, the Los Angeles Lakers remain active in hopes of finding the right deal to help improve this roster. With Kyrie Irving no longer a possibility, the team has shifted to other potential options and the front office is apparently engaging with a number of teams on many different players.
Perhaps the most intriguing not just for the Lakers, but for many teams across the league, is Toronto Raptors wing OG Anunoby. Widely considered one of the best perimeter defenders in the league today, Anunoby is being targeted by a number of teams including the Lakers according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports:
The Pelicans, Grizzlies, Knicks, Pacers, Trail Blazers, Lakers, Suns and Nets have all been linked to Anunoby in recent days. Although the Raptors, sources said, have communicated asking prices for Anunoby that rival front offices feel are quite steep.
With the Raptors’ asking price being so high for the talented young wing, it might be a bit more than the Lakers are able to come up with, especially with competition for acquiring him so high. But he isn’t the only Raptors player the Lakers are eyeing as guard Fred VanVleet is another they have inquired about and is reportedly more likely to be moved.