7 Free agents who should be on Thunder's wish list

The Thunder should go after these free agents this summer.

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2. OG Anunoby

The Knicks traded R.J. Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, and a second-round pick for Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa, and Malachi Flynn. Toronto wanted young talent over draft picks, and New York parted with two of their best, despite his expiring contract. Anunoby has a player option for next season, but he is expected to opt out and command a significant raise.

The Knicks knew all this when they traded for him. They likely got some assurance he would re-sign with the franchise this summer before making the deal, but crazier things have happened in the NBA. What if OG declines his player option and explores his market in free agency?

Every contender wants a 6’7 wing capable of defending multiple positions, spacing the floor, and scoring 15 points every night. Anunoby just keeps improving and is one of the best 3-and-D wings in the world. There would be a massive bidding war for his services, and the Thunder would likely have to create more cap space to secure his signature.

OG Anunoby may not become available. He will decline his player option, but it appears he will stay in New York long-term. There is another elite wing who may just hit the open market that already signed one multi-year contract with the Thunder. Can OKC secure his signature again?