It’s easy to miss what OG Anunoby is while waiting for what you hope he can be. What he is, as he proved even through a stop-and-start 2021-22, is an extremely good basketball player — one who would make 29 others teams better were he in their employ.
Did he take the All-Star and/or Most Improved Player-like leap he was pegged for ahead of the year by onlookers both in and outside of Toronto? No. His efficiency tailed off on only a touch more usage than he saw during the Tampa season from hell, and injuries capped him at just 48 games played — not exactly the runway needed for a full take-off.