2. OG Anunoby (75)
All-Star PG Fred VanVleet, who came in at No. 38 overall, might have some bones to pick with some of the players ranked ahead of him, but Anunoby is on much firmer grounds for complaining after some payers who are markedly inferior once again managed to leap over the two-way stud in the rankings.
Spencer Dinwiddie, Harrison Barnes, and the molten, hollow husk of what used to be Russell Westbrook all came in ahead of Anunoby. Considering how names like Michael Porter Jr. were ranked ahead of Anunoby and Lonzo Ball was right behind him, missing time due to injury is not a huge determining factor in these rankings.
Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby should be higher than No. 75 overall.
Anunoby, as has often been discussed, has the perfect storm of traits for an underrated player. He plays in a market the media rarely discusses, has the polar opposite of a loudmouthed personality, and his offensive game might not be as flashy as the social media consumers would like to see.
That doesn’t make him any less effective or problematic to play against. Anunoby has been an elite defender for years, and his scoring has consistently gone up despite tons of turnover and All-Star teammates taking shots away. Saying that Anunoby should be somewhere in the mid-to-high-60s is not hyperbole.
Why do you think everyone wants to trade for him?