MVP: OG Anunoby
With Siakam on the mend and Kyle Lowry in Miami, someone has to step up to fill the void, and Anunoby gave Raptors fans a very promising indication of what the future may hold in his limited preseason exposure. OG did just about everything that Toronto required of him.
Anunoby not only led the team with 19.2 points per game on 52% shooting, but he made 54% of his 3-point attempts, looked more aggressive as a creator than he ever did in the prior four seasons, and was willing to use his size to bullrush anyone of any size that tried to stop him.
OG Anunoby was dominant at times for the Toronto Raptors.
Anunoby is going to be force-fed a healthy diet of shots during any Siakam-less games this year, but his performance in the preseason shows that he is more than capable of rolling with those punches. He averaged 15.9 points per game last year, but that career-best mark looks set to fall.
Anunoby is not just chucking up 3-pointers. He’s an aggressive ball-handler, a quality passer, a versatile offensive piece that can use his size to get easy buckets in the lane, and make contested shots with ease. The OG breakout is real, and he’s ready to unleash on the rest of the league.