The New York Knicks have made a major trade with the Toronto Raptors.

The Knicks acquire OG Anunoby, Malachi Flynn, and Precious Achiuwa.

In exchange, they send RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, and a 2024 second-round pick to the Raptors.

Anunoby is a top-notch defensive player and leads the NBA in steals this season.

The Knicks hope Anunoby will strengthen their defense.

Barrett, a Toronto native, returns home as part of the deal.

Quickley is also part of the trade and is set to become a restricted free agent.

This trade kicks off the NBA trade deadline season.

The Raptors might continue to make more trades, with Pascal Siakam's contract being of interest to other teams.