February 1, 2020, 2:23 pmNorman PowellSF, Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell is out indefinitely with a left hand fracture of his fourth metacarpal.
This is unfortunate for Powell who was playing the best basketball of his career this season. Although all injuries are different, Gordon Hayward had a similar situation earlier this year that caused him to miss a month so we could be looking at a similar timeframe for Powell. OG Anunoby and Terence Davis should see their workload increase as long as Powell remains out.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
January 29, 2020, 5:52 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby is not on the official injury report ahead of Thursday's contest vs. the Cavs.
Anunoby hurt his shoulder in Tuesday's game but appears to be fully recovered ahead of Thursday's contest. He should be looked at in standard leagues as he has been providing close to top-100 per-game value over the last two weeks, even as the Raptors have gotten back to full strength.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 28, 2020, 9:57 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby hurt his shoulder in Tuesday's game and was forced to head back to the locker room.
Anunoby was cooking tonight, making a strong impact on the defensive end. Hopefully, it's nothing serious and he'll be able to return. Stay tuned.
Source: Louis Zatzman on Twitter
January 26, 2020, 6:47 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block over 24 minutes in Sunday's win over the Spurs.
Anunoby's fast start this season still has him sitting in the top-100 for 9-cat formats despite a really steep fall lately. He has a decent shot at late round value in 9-cat formats so give him a look if he was dropped.
January 22, 2020, 10:00 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby was a near-non-factor for the Raptors on Wednesday, missing all three shot attempts from the field for zero points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 21 minutes.
OG probably stood for "Oh God, he sucks" as far as his owners were concerned. Serge Ibaka was a far superior option, despite coming off the bench as he was able to chip in 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting with two 3s, seven rebounds, two dimes and two steals. OG is down and can't get worse than he was tonight, so float a buy-very-low offer and take advantage of his owers' frustrations.
January 17, 2020, 8:14 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry went to the locker room with two minutes left in the first half on Friday.
Lowry limped to the locker room in the first quarter after banging his knee. He was able to return to the game but left for the locker room early in the first half. Fred VanVleet should return soon and would see increased value with Lowry out. Norman Powell and OG Anunoby would also benefit.
Source: Doug Smith on Twitter
January 7, 2020, 10:07 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby continued his slide on Tuesday night with just eight points, six rebounds, a block and two 3-pointers on 3-of-9 shooting.
Anunoby had been a middle-round beast just a few weeks ago, but his last two weeks of value outside the top-200 has pushed him to a more reasonable top-110 standing. Anunoby's role should be safe but this was always the more likely outcome as opposed to his crazy hot start. He's a nice hold if you've got the room but if you need immediate help, you can probably cut the cord.
January 4, 2020, 8:50 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby was not much of a factor in the Raptors' win over the Nets on Saturday, contributing just seven points (3-of-6 shooting), three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.
The glaring absence of any defensive stats is the big takeaway here. He's been in swirling in a maelstrom of mediocrity after starting out the season like a mad hurricane. Anunoby's dip in defense and mental lapses have been slowing down his chances at an upswing recovery. He's a 50-50 hold in standard leagues, depending on your team's needs and place in the standings.
January 2, 2020, 10:49 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby returned to the starting lineup on Thursday and showed that it was a smart move with 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting, adding 12 rebounds, two 3s, three assists and two steals.
The bench treatment woke up OG and it looks like he's ready to roll as a mid-round value once again. He's an MIP candidate but the bumps along the way were to be expected. He's still someone worth owning in standard leagues.
January 2, 2020, 6:45 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
Coach Nick Nurse has decided to replace Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with OG Anunoby in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Heat.
OG came off the bench for the first time all season in their last game against the Cavs but still played over 30 minutes. He will move back into the starting lineup and should be deployed in lineups as usual.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
January 2, 2020, 2:29 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
Nick Nurse said that he is again considering making a change to the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Heat after making a change for Tuesday's game.
OG Anunoby came off the bench in favor of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in Tuesday's win over the Cavs, but he may re-enter the starting lineup at either of the forward spots. Hoollis-Jefferson or Patrick McCaw would seem to be the most likely to move to the bench if coach Nurse makes another lineup alteration.
Source: Paul Jones on Twitter
December 31, 2019, 10:14 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby scored 12 points off the bench on Tuesday against the Cavs, hitting 5-of-8 shots (including two threes) with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes.
Don't get worked up about the starting vs. bench thing and if playing off the bench can get him more usage, then it'll be a good thing. Anunoby has fallen back into last year's pattern of disappearing in the box score and it's pushed a once early-round start into late-round territory. That said, we've seen what happens when he unlocks his game and for that reason he should be on rosters.
December 29, 2019, 8:48 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry flashed his multifaceted fantasy game on Sunday versus the Thunder, sprinkling in 20 points (6-of-13 FG, 6-of-6 FT), five assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.
Whether or not the Raptors want to push Lowry to 39 minutes a night is an open debate, but there is no doubt that he delivers the goods. Turnovers have been an issue with 22 over the last four games, but Lowry continues to be a steadying force on fantasy rosters everywhere. Selling high while he is healthy and still in Toronto is not the worst idea. OG Anunoby had a rough go in comparison tonight, with this being the fourth time out of the last five games that he has registered a single-digit points total. Anunoby's minutes have been suffering as a result, and it is a bit difficult to imagine how he ever emerges as a consistent scorer while surrounded by veteran options.
December 23, 2019, 10:46 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby played well in the Raptors' OT loss to the Pacers on Monday, delivering 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting with 12 rebounds, one trey, two steals and one block in 43 minutes.
Anunoby is on track for an amazing breakout campaign and is a serious contender for the Most Improved Player of the year award. Sky's the limit when you're talking about his potential this season, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
December 22, 2019, 6:11 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka had a tough go of it on Sunday, shooting 3-of-11 from the field to finish with six points, five rebounds and a block in 24 minutes.
Ibaka and most of the starters just didn't have it today, and they spent most of the second half on the bench as the bench group did all the heavy lifting. Expect better from Ibaka going forward and don't let this stinker cloud your judgment. OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet are in that boat as well, as the former had six points and six rebounds in 29 minutes while the latter shot 2-for-13 en route to 10 points, a steal and a triple in 28 minutes.