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Best plays of OG Anunoby's career so far




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MikeToronto
I keep watching OG and hoping for more from him and getting disappointed. Watching Powell and TD, much shorter players, finish at the rim with authority simply underscores how much OG struggles in that area. Lack of leaping ability? Well, he displays it on defence, blocking shots on the perimeter sometimes. Decision-making? To be sure. Handle still quite shaky? Yes. But overall, every time he gets the ball around the basket, I cringe and wait for what happens next, pretty much knowing it's not going to be good.
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DanH
MikeToronto wrote:
I keep watching OG and hoping for more from him and getting disappointed. Watching Powell and TD, much shorter players, finish at the rim with authority simply underscores how much OG struggles in that area. Lack of leaping ability? Well, he displays it on defence, blocking shots on the perimeter sometimes. Decision-making? To be sure. Handle still quite shaky? Yes. But overall, every time he gets the ball around the basket, I cringe and wait for what happens next, pretty much knowing it's not going to be good.


Fun fact! OG is younger than both those players and has plenty of room to grow! 

Another fun fact! OG shot 63% within 5 feet of the rim this year. TD shot 63%. Powell shot 65%. 
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elT
OG had a few nice dunks and moves inside, using his power nicely.
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MikeToronto
DanH wrote:


Fun fact! OG is younger than both those players and has plenty of room to grow! 

Another fun fact! OG shot 63% within 5 feet of the rim this year. TD shot 63%. Powell shot 65%. 


Could you get more facts please? Like, how often does OG get blocked or turns the ball over in the paint?
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DanH
MikeToronto wrote:


Could you get more facts please? Like, how often does OG get blocked or turns the ball over in the paint?


Those are tougher to get based on location on the floor.  Overall OG and Norm have very similar turnover rates (11.5% vs 10.4%) while TD's is a bit higher (14%). 

Ooh, on 82games I found a player by player shot attempts blocked by shot location. They define "inside" as close to the rim or a dunk attempt. 

On inside shots, OG is blocked 17% of the time (about 1 in 6). With a 62% FG% (lines up pretty well with that 5 foot range I looked up earlier). Powell is blocked on 12% of his inside shots (about 1 in 8). Davis 16%. OG the highest here, but not by a wide margin.
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MikeToronto
DanH wrote:


Those are tougher to get based on location on the floor.  Overall OG and Norm have very similar turnover rates (11.5% vs 10.4%) while TD's is a bit higher (14%). 

Ooh, on 82games I found a player by player shot attempts blocked by shot location. They define "inside" as close to the rim or a dunk attempt. 

On inside shots, OG is blocked 17% of the time (about 1 in 6). With a 62% FG% (lines up pretty well with that 5 foot range I looked up earlier). Powell is blocked on 12% of his inside shots (about 1 in 8). Davis 16%. OG the highest here, but not by a wide margin.


Great, thanks. I don't know then why I have this lasting impression of OG with the ball under the basket spelling disaster. Will have to do some soul-searching, I suppose.
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DanH
MikeToronto wrote:


Great, thanks. I don't know then why I have this lasting impression of OG with the ball under the basket spelling disaster. Will have to do some soul-searching, I suppose.


Eh, same reason people seemed to think that JV missed at the rim all the time. Some guys get a lot of their shots at the rim, and we assume that those are gimmes, but they are actually usually the toughest defended shots in the game. So if you see guys at the rim a lot, you see them miss a lot. A huge number of OG's opportunities come right at the rim, so the sheer number of misses there will stand out. Other players have more varied shot spectrums and so their misses at the rim are not as large a portion of their overall contribution, don't stand out as much.
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Northern Neighbour
MikeToronto wrote:


Great, thanks. I don't know then why I have this lasting impression of OG with the ball under the basket spelling disaster. Will have to do some soul-searching, I suppose.


You've long had reservations about OG, so maybe it's just your personal biases at play.

OG isn't as explosive as Powell or TD, but then again he's also about 40 pounds heavier and much stronger. Players are built differently and their physiology will allow them to do things that others cannot. For instance, OG can guard four positions and even five if the opposition goes small. TD and Powell are more adept at guarding 2, maybe 3 positions. We've also seen growth in OG's offensive game. His handle has improved, but now he needs to quicken his decision-making. His 3-point shot is close to being money.
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LX
And he gets up to the rim with as much ease as you’re ever going to see. 
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