The Knicks could lose elite defensive free agent to rival the 76ers

The New York Knicks face a challenging offseason, with key decisions to make regarding their roster, particularly regarding elite free agent defenseman OG Anunoby.

Anunoby’s postseason was cut short due to a hamstring injury, which sidelined him during a critical playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. Despite the setback, he showed remarkable efficiency when available, averaging 15.1 points and six rebounds on a .505 shooting percentage.

During the regular season, Anunoby averaged 14.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists, shooting .489 from the field during his tenure with both the Toronto Raptors and Knicks.

At 26, Anunoby is poised to secure a significant contract, likely close to $35 million per year, a substantial increase over the $20 million player option for the 2024-25 season. Opting out of his current contract appears to be a logical step for him, positioning him for a lucrative free agency period.

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