Anyone who wants a movement at the Winter Market will be pleased. At closing time (tonight, 9:00 p.m. Spanish time) The NBA has completely changed in some of its main points: The Lakers are going to get rid of the big problem that Russell Westbrook posed with a well-crafted three-way trade. and the Nets’ definitive debacle, triggered by Kevin Durant’s knee injury and Kyrie Irving’s transfer request last Friday, led to the big hitKyrie’s run out of the Mavericks, where he’ll play alongside Luka Doncic, and Durant to the Suns, his summer duke and where he’ll form a super team with Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton.
,moves to be made, Sure. Rebuilding teams will have contracts in place and toxic assets to absorb in exchange for capital for the upcoming draft. And Playoff applicants have last chance to reapply, even with tweaks, Durant’s monumental operation, at the very least, set the record straight. In the final hours, after Kyrie’s departure and more uncertainty surrounding the Nets, there was a feeling running through the NBA environment that the market might once again stop waiting for Durant’s decisions. Nobody was going to do anything in case he requested a transfer again the following summer. that no one wanted to give to anyone picks up that can be used to capture kd, Now the situation is opposite: The big boys, especially the ones out west, look like a super wannabe’s gathering in Phoenix. This could force them to move… and look for a very specific player profile.
one that can act as a defender (or as close as possible since we’re basically talking about a player impossible to defend) Durant, who also has the potential to be around the All-Star level, is on the market. Good thing such a player exists: Ozzie Ennobi, the Raptors’ British shooting guard. with 25 yearsAnunobi was already on the market, but Adrian Wojnarowski recognized this morning that the conversation around it is getting more, how not, SYour price is in the first three rounds now, or so it leaks from Toronto, where, by the way, for weeks the restlessness of the player, the desire to change the scenery has been talked about and this is a certainty big shotMasai Ujiri.
Anunoby has the Defender of the Year level and has already been linked to franchises such as the Pelicans, Grizzlies… potential rivals, even now, Durant and Booker K in the playoffs. Even some of the more highly placed positions (many are not) may be tempted to take a more forceful move than what they had in mind, as demand moves up as the market moves. what is clearly visible is The Raptors are one of the big keys that could spark chaos in the final hours before the lockdown. It’s a team in a desperate situation (formerly tenth) and it has decisions to make roster and their financial accounts. and you’ve probably assumed that with you hard core At present it does not have a cap on the first level in terms of aspirations.
It is coupled with Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr., a backcourt Which is also in the market, maybe (Will happen) free agent this summer if they decline player choice 22.8 and 18.7 million dollars. They are, for this reason, Clear candidates also have to be traded. Although it remains to be seen which direction the Raptors take, which is done today with Austrian center Jakob Poelt. Because there are also possible extensions in the immediate future for Pascal Siakam, who is now a franchise player, and Anunobi in case he isn’t transferred. Siakam could have gotten around $130 million over three years last summer, but he hasn’t agreed to anything with the Raptors. He charges 35.4 million and has signed for 37.8 for 2023-24. If he ends up in an all-NBA quintet, and he is, he can aspire to a maximum expansion of 35% of salary space.
With Anunoby Canadians don’t even get bills. He signed a four-year, 72 million extension in December 2020. player choice in the summer of 2024 (19.8 million). So, as a free agent, he can sign for 30% CapAlso counting on the fact that there are years of growth ahead, especially when new television contracts come into effect in 2025. In a potential extension, the Raptors can’t go over $100 million over four seasons. Since, as per the current agreement, these agreements can be only 120% of the previous salary, with an increase of 8% every season. so Anunobi wants AheadHe also presses on out of disgust for his playing role and the Raptors find themselves watching what’s in the marketAfter the events of the past few days, especially after the transfer of Kevin Durant, this could be a lot. And this can trigger more breaking moves. we will see.