OG Anunoby agrees to 4-year, $72 million extension with Raptors
The Toronto Raptors are gearing up for another successful season, and they are making sure they take care of the players they believe are a large part of their future. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Canada-based franchise has signed OG Anunoby to a four-year, $72 million extension.
Toronto Raptors forward O.G. Anunoby has agreed to a four-year, $72 million extension, including a player-option for the 2024-2025 season, @KlutchSports Head of Basketball Omar Wilkes tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 21, 2020
The extension of OG Anunoby includes a player option in the 2024-25 season, giving him a chance to test free agency when he’s 27 years old.
Back in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Raptors selected Anunoby with the No. 23 overall pick out of Indiana. Anunoby was born in the United Kingdom and has become a versatile forward for Toronto in recent seasons.
As a rookie in 2017, Anunoby notched only 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds while averaging 20 minutes per game. Altogether, in the past three seasons, Anunoby has started in 136 games, giving the Raptors a talented wing defender that’s improving on the offensive end.
Due to the departure of Kawhi Leonard ahead of the 2019-20 season, Anunoby saw his largest role on the team last campaign. The London-born forward compiled a career-best 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steal per game.
He also played a career-high 29.9 minutes per game while shooting an impressive 39.0 percent from 3-point range. During last season’s playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Anunoby nailed a game-winning 3-pointer in Game 3 to extend the series.
Despite his efforts, the Raptors fell to the Celtics in seven games, preventing them from defending their title as NBA champions. Nevertheless, after his career season with Toronto, Anunoby earned himself a massive pay raise.