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OG Anunoby has officially declined his $19.9 million player option for the upcoming season, as confirmed by sources to The Athletic’s Fred Katz.

This move makes Anunoby an unrestricted free agent starting June 30, marking a significant decision in his career trajectory.

Anunoby’s decision to decline the player option comes after completing a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks, during which he established himself as a pivotal player in their lineup.

Known for his defensive prowess and scoring ability, Anunoby has been a key contributor, averaging 14.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game in the past season.

As Anunoby enters unrestricted free agency, several NBA teams are expected to express interest in acquiring the services of the 26-year-old forward.

The Knicks, meanwhile, retain the option to negotiate with Anunoby on a new contract during free agency. Given his contributions and growth with the team, they may seek to retain him as part of their long-term plans, provided they can meet his contract expectations.