(Toronto) Toronto’s RJ Barrett is heading home to play with the Raptors, following a trade with the New York Knicks.
The Raptors also got Immanuel Quickley and a second-round pick next year in return for OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn.
“We are excited to welcome Immanuel and RJ,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in a statement.
“Immanuel is a talented young playmaker, and we believe he will bring a spark to both offense and defense.
“RJ is versatile, plus of course he’s well known around here. Seeing him in a Raptors uniform will be a special moment for our fans and for all Canadians.
“It’s never easy to say goodbye, especially when players like OG and Malachi have been a part of our team since their NBA debut. We wish Malachi, Precious and OG all the best. »
Anunoby was third on the Raptors in scoring with 15.1 points per game this season.
In his last three games, he has shown a 50% success rate on three-pointers (seven of 14).
Toronto is preparing to play in Detroit, against the Pistons who have lost their last 28 games (6 p.m., TSN 3 and 4).
In 2022-23, Anunoby led the NBA with 1.9 steals per game.
Anunoby a 26 ans, Flynn 25 et Achiuwa 24.
The Raptors sit in 12th place in the East with a 12-19 record. The team has won only once in five matches.
The Knicks sit in seventh place with a 17-14 record.
They will play Indiana on Saturday night, starting at 7 p.m.
A Mississauga native, Barrett was third on the Knicks in scoring with 18.2 points per game this season.
He has had 10 games with at least 20 points this season. He is 23 years old.
Drafted third in 2019, he helped Canada win bronze at the FIBA World Cup in September.
Barrett then averaged 16.8 points per game.
During the bronze medal match against the Americans, he was the one who scored the knockout in overtime.
He hit the mark from a distance of three points with 44 seconds on the clock, giving the Maple Leaf a 124-115 lead.
The country cruised to a 127-118 victory to reach the podium.
Quickley, 24, averaged 15.0 points per game this season.
His success rate beyond the perimeter is 39.5%.
At the end of the last campaign, he finished second in the reservist of the year voting.