3 Raptors worth voting for as 2024 All-Stars despite rough overall record

The Raptors have a surprisingly star-laden roster.

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2. OG Anunoby

Raptors fans are going on the fourth consecutive season of banging the same drum with regards to Anunoby and his status as an elite two-way player. His raw counting stats might not show it, but his impact on the game is more than worth of consideration for this honor.

Anunoby's numbers of 15.6 points and 4.3 points per game would disqualify him from 99% of All-Star games unless he was on a championship contender. As improbable as it may be, should that really be enough for a fanbase that has been fawning over Anunoby to give up on trying to spread the propaganda?

OG Anunoby would be a surprising Toronto Raptors All-Star.

Value can often be a difficult thing to gauge in the NBA, but it is clear that Anunoby is as valuable to how this team operates as any non-Barnes player. The shooting and on-ball defense housed in that muscular frame has made him almost untradable in recent months.

While the NBA All-Star game is the last place anyone would go to watch clinical on-ball defense, there's something to be said for a player like Anunoby consistently shutting down some of the best in the league while evolving into a tremendous shooter finally getting the roses he deserves.