Stock Down: O.G. Anunoby
Defensively, O.G. looks like the same star Raptors fans know and love. On the offensive end, Anunoby hasn’t blown anyone away with his preseason production. The usual preseason disclaimers should apply here, but having slight concerns about what we’ve seen feels warranted.
O.G. was just 1-11 from 3-point range in his first four preseason games, which took a huge chunk of the positive vibes away from his overall performance. His defense was excellent again, but he looked like the same occasionally inconsistent offensive player that we’ve seen in years past.
Toronto Raptors: O.G. Anunoby didn’t start off hot.
While he did block consecutive Zach LaVine jumpers in the Chicago loss and remained relatively efficient from inside the arc in the three prior games, Anunoby can still be a bit too wild on offense when operating as a ball-handler. These are solvable tweaks to his game that can be made, however.
Improvement has been Anunoby’s trademark in his career, as he has increased his points per game average every year he has been in the league. Now would be a very inopportune time for stagnation, especially when he could earn a hefty contract shortly.