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Fans Roast 25 Year Old Ex-NBA Champion for ‘Grade A Tactics’ to Force a Move Out Before Trade Deadline: “One of the Worst Kept Secrets..”

Published 01/29/2023, 5:13 AM EST

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As the trade deadline is around the corner, various sources engulfed the NBA community in rumors and potential trades. Moreover, the league has surpassed the halfway mark for the season, and teams would look to build a suitable roster lineup to turn the tides in their favor. In addition, some players have tried to make their way up to their team of choice with unique strategies.

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The Toronto Raptors star OG Anunoby became the focal point after insider information ran its course on social media. The forward played his rookie season for the Raptors in 2017. The British star played all his six seasons for the only Canadian side in the league. Anunoby averages 16.9 points in 45 games this season. He earlier emerged as a trade prospect for the Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry’s injury. Moreover, the current rumor could turn him into a Warriors star.

Twitter-verse roasts former NBA Champion following a rumor


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NBACentral shared the information sourced from Ric Bucher, a sports analyst. The tweet read, “League sources say that OG Anunoby isn’t happy in Toronto, per Ric Bucher.” Following the tweet, the fans swarmed the comments with various opinions. Some sections of the fans took a dig at the star with serious claims. One user said, “Grade A tactic to run down trade value.” While some fans wanted their favorite franchises to trade him.

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Another user said, “He’s wanted out for a while. It’s one of the worst kept secrets currently in the league.” Following are some reactions from NBA Twitter.

A few fans wanted their favorite franchise to trade the Raptors star.


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Importantly, the fans could expect an OG Anunoby trade before the deadline.

Did Curry’s injury prompt trade interest in Anunoby?

Following Stephen Curry’s shoulder injury against the Indiana Pacers, an interesting potential trade emerged in the form of Anunoby to fulfill the offense corridor. The potential trade also put the Warriors in a tough spot to give up on stars like James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga to trade the British star.


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Written by:

Shahul Hameed


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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has previously worked as a contributor at an online news site. Shahul has always shared a keen interest in journalism, starting off as a reporter for his college news journal.
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Jayant Chhabra