OG Anunoby could return this series. How can he help the Raptors against the champion Golden State Warriors? The Toronto Raptors are going to the NBA Finals, but there’s been one key piece missing from the postseason rotation up until this point: OG Anunoby. He’s been recovering from an appendectomy since mid-April, but we’ve just recently heard some good news:
Nick Nurse says OG Anunoby is about 10 days away from being able to play. “He’s doing better. He’s on the court. He’s moving around. He’s not 100%, but he’s healing.”— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) May 27, 2019
In 10 days, the Raptors will be playing in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Luckily, they’ve been able to survive this long without the size, strength and switchability that Anunoby provides on a nightly basis. But, against the switchiest team in the league in Golden State, a healthy Anunoby could prove vital.
If Kevin Durant makes his return to the court by Game 4, Kawhi Leonard will likely have his hands full. Raptors coach Nick Nurse may opt to mirror Leonard’s minutes with Durant’s —much like he did starting in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, where Leonard started guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo — hoping …
Author: Dylan Litman / Raptors HQ