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NBA: OG Anunoby to sign five-year deal with the Knicks – reports

Free agent forward OG Anunoby is set to remain with the New York Knicks in a $212.5million deal.


OG Anunoby is reportedly set to sign a five-year contract to sign for the New York Knicks.

ESPN say the free agent forward intends to pen a deal to remain with the Knicks in a deal worth $212.5million dollars.

The deal will include a player option and a trade kicker, according to the report.

Anonoby joined the Knicks in a trade in December and was an instant hit, helping them go 12-2 before he and Julius Randle suffered injuries against Miami Heat in Jan 27.

Across thre 33 games he played for New York during the regular season and play-offs combined, the Knicks went 27-6.

They have now ensured the 26-year-old will stay on at Madison Square Garden as part of a new-look starting line-up after signing Mikal Bridges from Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

The Knicks lien-up also includes holdovers Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo and Josh Hart – all of whom played together at Villanova.

He is considered one of the league’s premier perimeter defenders, while he averaged 14.7 and 4.2 rebounds in 50 games between the Knicks and the Toronto Raptors in the past season.

Anunoby scored a career playoff high 28 points in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinals to help the Knicks go 2-0 up against Indiana before he had to miss the next four games.

He attempted to return for Game 7 but had to be quickly withdrawn in an eventual loss.

ESPN are also reporting that the Knicks still hope to re-sign center Isiah Hartenstein.


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Cian Cheesbrough

Cian is a sports journalist with a wealth of experience writing for national titles, including LiveScore, MailOnline, Eurosport and Sky Sports. He has covered a number of key events during his time in the industry, including from the press box at live Champions League fixtures.