Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant

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Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Feb 2, 2024 8:33 pm

During the 22-23 season, the Phoenix Suns had trade conversations with the Toronto Raptors on a deal for either OG Anunoby or Pascal Siakam. Those conversations were not considered serious and ended when they acquired Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets. 


"An interesting little Phoenix tidbit that's not relevant anymore, that's not even close to relevant anymore, but it's just interesting: they were, I learned this week, they were in talks with the Raptors on either, not both, but either Siakam or Anunoby before the Durant thing became viable for them," said Zach Lowe on his podcast this week. "And they pivoted everything to the Durant thing. Which you pivot to Kevin Durant.


"Let me be clear: I don't think the talks were serious. I don't think they were going to end up with either of those guys, but it shows the optionality that they had before they went this route.


"Clearly, Toronto didn't trade those guys..."


It was reported last February that the Suns had interest in trading for Anunoby as well as Fred VanVleet. Phoenix also had interest in Kyrie Irving before the Durant trade. 

Via Zach Lowe/ESPN

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Re: Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#2 » by tecumseh18 » Fri Feb 2, 2024 11:47 pm

Raps would have wanted Mikal Bridges. Suns wouldn't have given him up. End of discussion.
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Re: Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#3 » by Slim Charless » Fri Feb 2, 2024 11:48 pm

tecumseh18 wrote:Raps would have wanted Mikal Bridges. Suns wouldn't have given him up. End of discussion.


I think the price that we paid for KD, would've netted us both of the Raptor guys. Not sure who would've said no to that, but for me it makes sense.
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Re: Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#4 » by WaltFrazier » Sat Feb 3, 2024 2:21 am

If the talks were never serious, why is it interesting? It's not news it's not anything
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Re: Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#5 » by Revived » Sat Feb 3, 2024 4:32 am

tecumseh18 wrote:Raps would have wanted Mikal Bridges. Suns wouldn't have given him up. End of discussion.

Why would Raptors want Mikal? Almost same age as OG, aren’t they rebuilding? Might as well keep OG in that case…
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Re: Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#6 » by tecumseh18 » Sat Feb 3, 2024 5:04 am

Revived wrote:
tecumseh18 wrote:Raps would have wanted Mikal Bridges. Suns wouldn't have given him up. End of discussion.

Why would Raptors want Mikal? Almost same age as OG, aren’t they rebuilding? Might as well keep OG in that case…


OG was expiring, and seemed to want to be paid more than just a 3 and D salary. Mikal has term on a team friendly contract.
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Re: Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#7 » by MasterIchiro » Sat Feb 3, 2024 5:13 am

I mean you could just say Suns made the wrong decision.

Wouldn't that be easier?
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Re: Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#8 » by HotelVitale » Sat Feb 3, 2024 3:25 pm

tecumseh18 wrote:
Revived wrote:
tecumseh18 wrote:Raps would have wanted Mikal Bridges. Suns wouldn't have given him up. End of discussion.

Why would Raptors want Mikal? Almost same age as OG, aren’t they rebuilding? Might as well keep OG in that case…


OG was expiring, and seemed to want to be paid more than just a 3 and D salary. Mikal has term on a team friendly contract.

Yeah I think the question here would be why would the Suns want to swap Mikal for OG? Doesn’t make a lot of sense.
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Re: Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#9 » by Crunch 99 » Sat Feb 3, 2024 5:32 pm

Must be a slow news day.
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Re: Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant 

Post#10 » by Stone » Sat Feb 3, 2024 9:51 pm

And............?
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