September 9, 2020, 10:13 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby posted 13 points (5-of-11 FG, 2-of-3 3PT), 13 rebounds, one assist and a steal to help force Game 7 on Wednesday.
Anunoby continues to be one of the most consistently impressive Raptors in this series. He was often the only player on his team fighting for offensive rebounds, and he won three straight jump balls in the later half of the game. Anunoby had the best regular season of his career, but more importantly now he's proven his play translates perfectly into the playoffs.
September 3, 2020, 9:29 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby played hero for the Raptors on Thursday, as he hit the winning 3-pointer and finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, three 3-pointers, three steals and two blocked shots in 45 minutes.
Anunoby was all over the court and made his presence known especially on the defensive end. Most importantly, he made the biggest shot of his career to beat the buzzer and keep the Raptors out of an essentially insurmountable 3-0 series hole. Anunoby has really started to grow into a quality 3-and-D wing who isn't afraid of the critical moments.
September 1, 2020, 9:46 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby had a big game in the Raptors' 102-99 loss to the Celtics on Tuesday, winding up with 20 points (7-of-12 FG), seven rebounds and one steal.
Anunoby's biggest help came from outside on Tuesday (4-for-6 3PT). He was really feeling it from deep and if he can shoot this well the Raptors will have a shot to climb back into the series, provided their other stars play a little better. Anunoby also logged his most minutes thus far in the bubble with 38. It was a good all-around evening for the fourth-year forward and he looks confident with his stroke, which is a great sign.
August 30, 2020, 3:58 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry (left ankle sprain) looked no worse for wear in Sunday's loss, dropping 17 points (5-for-12 FG), six rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 35 minutes of action.
It was Lowry's first game since injuring his ankle last Sunday and he was easily Toronto's best player in a disappointing performance. He was an uncharacteristic 6-of-9 at the free throw line (the Raptors went 22-of-29 as a whole) but was the only member of the starters who finished better than minus-18 (he was minus-5) as the Celtics led wire-to-wire. Serge Ibaka (15 & 9 with three triples) and OG Anunoby (12 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and a 3-pointer) were the only other Raptors to really show up in this one.
August 21, 2020, 3:51 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby struggled to produce much on the stat sheet Friday, finishing with eight points (4-of-7), five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.
Anunoby had to leave the game for a brief period in the first quarter after being hit in the face but it wasn’t very serious as he was able to return with no issues. Anunoby continues to be one of the Raptors' best wing defenders but has struggled to get his offense going against the Nets. He needs defensive stats in order to return value for now so the one steal was a disappointment from a fantasy perspective.
August 19, 2020, 5:24 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby struggled offensively in Wednesday's Game 2 victory, finishing with six points on 2-of-8 shooting while missing half of his free throw attempts in 36 minutes.
Anunoby was not the worst offensive starter for the Raptors with Marc Gasol putting up a goose egg with zero points on just two attempts in 17 minutes of playing time. Gasol didn't return any defensive stats while he also committed three turnovers. Anunoby, on the other hand, had two steals and two blocks with zero turnovers. Anunoby saw more than double the amount of playing time as Gasol and will continue to be the more reliable player from both a reality and fantasy perspective.
August 16, 2020, 5:44 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Neither Serge Ibaka (right knee contusion) nor OG Anunoby (right knee soreness) is on the injury report ahead of Monday's Game 1 against the Nets.
Both Ibaka and Anunoby sat out the seeding game finale, though that was Ibaka's third straight absence and OG's second. Both players underwent precautionary MRIs that came back clean and are going to be cleared for takeoff tomorrow. We're not expecting anything in the way of minutes restrictions.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 14, 2020, 12:26 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have ruled Serge Ibaka (right knee contusion) and OG Anunoby (right knee soreness) out on Friday.
Both players were listed as doubtful this morning and there was little expectation that they would play with the Raptors locked into their playoff spot. Ibaka and Anunoby also missed Wednesday's game but are fully expected to be ready for Game 1 on Monday afternoon. Nick Nurse said as much, also revealing that MRIs on both players have returned clean. DFS players will want to look at Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris Boucher today, but even they might not play a lot as guys who are in the mix for playoff minutes. We could see a lot of Stanley Johnson, Paul Watson, Malcolm Miller and Dewan Hernandez — basically any Raptor who doesn't usually play a ton is on the board.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
August 14, 2020, 12:02 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
On the latest injury report, OG Anunoby (right knee soreness) and Serge Ibaka (right knee contusion) have both been downgraded from questionable to doubtful ahead of Friday's contest with the Nuggets.
Signs are pointing towards both of these players not participating in the team's last game of the season. Hopefully, both of these players can get healthy in time for the NBA Playoffs that start next week. There will be a lot of bench players who see additional minutes on Friday across the slate so beware when creating DFS lineups. It's going to be a strange card.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 13, 2020, 6:06 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors may be without both Serge Ibaka (right knee contusion) and OG Anunoby (right knee soreness) as they are listed as questionable to face the Nuggets on Friday.
We are truly in the silly part of the season as teams are electing to take it easy on their main guys if they are no longer fighting for a postseason berth. Anunoby will miss his second consecutive contest while Ibaka will be out for the third straight time. Chris Boucher could be in line for another monster performance on Friday and should be on rosters already.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 12, 2020, 5:15 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors will be without OG Anunoby on Wednesday as he nurses a sore right knee.
Anunoby has been a top-100 value in resumption league formats but will miss his first game in the Orlando bubble. Fortunately, Anunoby has been very healthy this season as this will mark his second absence all season. The 23-year-old will look to get back on the floor on Friday vs. the Nuggets.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
August 12, 2020, 11:19 amOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
The official NBA injury report is listing OG Anunoby as questionable to face the Sixers on Wednesday due to right knee soreness.
This doesn’t seem to be anything serious and the Raptors are likely giving the night off to their young forward. Anunoby missed the NBA playoffs last year but he has been an integral part of the team this year and Toronto will need him to be at full speed in their quest to repeat.
August 9, 2020, 5:34 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol played his first ever game against the Grizzlies on Sunday and produced 10 points, six rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes of action.
Gasol shot just 3-of-4 but it's hard to complain about anything other than the scoring line, especially since he also helped keep Jonas Valanciunas to zero points on the day. OG Anunoby also had a good game with the cash counters, totaling six points, five rebounds, three steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes. Both are just complementary options for the Raptors but tend to check enough boxes to deliver standard-league value, even when the popcorn numbers aren't there.
August 3, 2020, 4:33 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby was unable to sustain his offensive momentum, scoring just seven points to go with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 33 minutes during Monday's four-point victory over the Heat.
Anunoby was coming off arguably the best offensive game of his career on Saturday and so there was always going to be a regression. Unfortunately, that came to the tune of just seven points, along with minimal production in the peripheral categories. Despite the poor shooting night, his playing time appears secure and this kind of effort should be considered his fantasy floor.
August 1, 2020, 11:30 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby was nearly perfect on Saturday, shooting 8-of-9 from the field, 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from the line on his way to scoring 23 points in a win over the Lakers.
Anunoby added four rebounds and two steals to his impressive shooting performance. Anunoby is a top-tier wing defender in the NBA and seems to be a part of the Raptors' plans for the future. He averaged 10.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.3 threes and 0.7 blocks in 30.1 minutes per game this season. He just turned 23 this month and could