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Andrew Walker interviewed OG this afternoon and his first question "how much do you know about hockey?"

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/biggest-steals-of-the-2017-nba-draft/ar-BBD5qfs?li=BBnb7Kz

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1. Toronto Raptors Draft Indiana F OG Anunoby with 23rd Overall Pick

The next Kawhi?

His upside isn’t MVP-level, but Anunoby’s skill set is awfully similar to The Claw.

Elite defensive potential. Long arms with fantastic lateral quickness and the versatility to guard multiple positions. He’s extremely raw offensively, but he should be able to contribute immediately as a defensive stopper, at least, once he fully recovers from a knee injury that prematurely ended his sophomore season at Indiana.

The reason OG fell in the draft was in part due to that knee injury, but also because of how raw he is offensively.

Anunoby played just 50 career college games and averaged 6.8 PPG. He averaged fewer than five shots a game. Granted, his numbers jumped to 11.1 PPG in his 16 games as a sophomore when his minutes doubled, but he’s not someone that is ready to create his own shot unless he’s finishing at the rim. His three-point shooting percentage also dropped from 44.8% as a freshman to 31% last season, when his attempts tripled, so he has a long way to go offensively.

However, when you’re at pick No. 23, flaws are expected. What you don’t normally find this low, is the immense upside paired with the high floor that OG has.

Maybe, don’t try to meet him at the rim?

Jokes aside, a healthy Anunoby is a lottery pick because of his defensive prowess. Add in the flashes of range, shooting and freak athleticism he’s shown on the offensive end, you won’t find a better overall value in the draft
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JeffB
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JeffB
Only in Toronto

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Tommy C
^^^ welcome to the Maple Leafs OG!
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LKeet6
elT wrote:


JV, Carroll, CoJo, Bebe are combined 40M$. That is 40% of our cap for not too much of production, especially come play-offs. And it is kind of contribution that we can already decently reproduce and replace via Wright, Jakob, Siakam, OG, FVV, Powell. I rank all four of our FAs above JV, Carroll, CoJo and Bebe. If Lowry is in his own category, probably 30% pay, I'd rather give that 40% to Ibaka, Tucker and PPat than those four. That is what it comes down to for me. I'd rather take both Tucker and PPat than any of those four. 

However, my main reason for trading JV is to finally move away from few things JV brings:
inconsistency in his play, you never know what you are going to get.
The need to motivate him. That is a pet peeve of mine, whenever I hired a person I made it clear self-motivation is the only way we are going to work together. Whatever his reason for such behavior is, even if it is a matter of fit/system/involvement on offense and even if any of those reasons are legitimate, it is a major red flag and we need to move on. 
Last but not least, I want a mobile team that can switch and run and I want whoever is playing the five to provide at least two out of the following three: rim protection, shooting, quick 2nd pass out of traps/P&R/double teams. 
JV brings a lot of good, excellent screen, tremendous rebounding, physicality. If he had rim protection in his arsenal I'd keep him. If he had 3pt shooting, I'd keep him. If he could make any kind of quick decision on either end of the floor I'd keep him. But he doesn't. So I'd take that rebounding and physicality hit and try to compensate it with better overall defense, gang rebounding, mobility and fast breaks. And we can always sign a brute, physical C. Dedmon, Baynes, Bogut are available and I'm sure there are more and at least some will be available deep into July. Depending on Jakob's strength increase progress, we might not even need any of those but still get somebody for insurance purposes.


i agree that JV is inconsistent- tho like some others i don't solely blame him for that- and i've also come to accept maybe we should trade him; but he contributes more than PP. Arguably a lot more...
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poeticas
Hey I got a nickname for you guys. How about 'Obi Wan Anunoby'. That would be cool if gets better and we can name him Obi Wan Anunoby!
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Jakkal

poeticas wrote:
Hey I got a nickname for you guys. How about 'Obi Wan Anunoby'. That would be cool if gets better and we can name him Obi Wan Anunoby!

Welcome to the forum. I think we'll stick with OG though.

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DocHolliday
Jakkal wrote:

Welcome to the forum. I think we'll stick with OG though.



And OG prefers MO-G lmao.
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DocHolliday
poeticas wrote:
Hey I got a nickname for you guys. How about 'Obi Wan Anunoby'. That would be cool if gets better and we can name him Obi Wan Anunoby!


Fun. A little long but fun :)

Welcome to the board.
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