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Toronto Raptors: 3 Players Who Disappointed This Season

Achyut Dubey
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
3.81K   //    25 Jun 2019, 15:36 IST

#2 OG Anunoby

The Raptors missed Anunoby's defensive tenacity in the playoffs.
The Raptors missed Anunoby's defensive tenacity in the playoffs.

Following an emergency appendectomy, the 21-year-old missed the playoffs entirely despite coming quiet close to a return before Game 2 of the Finals.

He missed considerable time - enough for the Raptors to shuffle their depth charts and play quality basketball on both ends of the floor without him. In his sophomore year, he appeared in 67 games during the regular season(6 of which he started) and averaged just 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, clocking in 20+ minutes when healthy.

His overall shooting of 45.3% from the floor was a noticeable step-down from an impressive 48% conversion during his rookie season. Moreover, his three pointing shooting numbers slid down to as low as 33%(from 38% in the previous year).

Nevertheless, Coach Nurse made it clear that the youngster deserved every bit of the ring,

"He's a super talented young player It was a tough year for him. We'll have to kind of go with the clean slate approach ... He's very young basketball-wise ... We love his length, athleticism", said Nick Nurse.
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