OG Anunoby upgraded to questionable for Raptors in Game 1
Toronto Raptors wing OG Anunoby has been upgraded to questionable for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN.
Anunoby is yet to play in this postseason as a result of an emergency appendectomy. He recently said that he hopes to be back at some point in the Finals, but he had not begun fully practicing yet.
The 21-year-old swingman played in 67 games during the regular season, primarily coming off the bench and averaging 7.0 points and 2.9 rebounds over 20.2 minutes per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the floor, 33.2 percent from 3-point range and 58.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Anunoby, who played his collegiate basketball at Indiana University, was originally selected by the Raptors in the first round (23rd pick overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft.
He appeared in 74 contests and made 62 starts during his rookie campaign, registering 5.9 points and 2.5 boards across 20 minutes a night while making 47.1 percent of his field-goal attempts, 37.1 percent of his long-distance tries and 62.9 percent of his foul shots.
Many felt that Anunoby was going to get traded last summer when the Raptors were in talks to acquire Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs, but Toronto was able to keep him out of the deal.
There were then relatively high expectations for Anunoby heading into this season, but he had an underwhelming year.
But now, Anunoby might have a chance to make some noise in the Finals, and he might be tasked with guarding Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant if KD ends up playing.