2. Expanding his scoring bag on offense.
Anunoby set a career-high in 3-pointers per game last season and surpassed 100 three-pointers made in a single season for the first time, despite playing a career-low number of games. He attempted 6.1 three points per game, way up from his previous career-high of 3.3 in 2019-20, indicative of Anunoby’s focus on expanding his repertoire.
It’s fair to expect further strides in his productivity from beyond the arc. While his three-point percentage of 39.8% last season was a personal best, it’s still below standard for legit consistent outside shooters and can get much, much better yet.
OG Anunoby needs to expand his offense.
Now he needs to add other dimensions to his ability to score, particularly creating his own shot and improving his mid-range game between the three-point arc and the paint.
Thus far in his NBA career, a lot of Anunoby’s looks have come off the catch-and-shoot, but he was starting to take players off the dribble more often as last season wore on, an upshot of his improved ball-handling.
This coincided with an increase in his scoring. Over Anunoby’s last seven appearances, he averaged 22.5 points and shot 51% from the field, showing flashes of a more complete game.
He can also benefit from getting to the line more often. He only attempted 2.4 free throws per game, which is far below the higher scoring players in the association. His free-throw percentage has jumped significantly to 78.4% this past season, so the more he gets to the charity stripe, the more capable he is of cashing in those free points.