In addition to winning another championship, Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby has one goal in mind for the 2022-23 season: earning an NBA All-Star selection.
Entering his sixth season, the forward has yet to win any NBA awards or accolades. Anunoby won a ring with Toronto in the 2019 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. But he missed several games due to an emergency appendectomy.
Across multiple NBA betting sites, the Raptors have the 15th-best odds to win another championship in 2023. Despite their slim chance of a title, sportsbooks are expecting them to return to contention this season.
After Sunday afternoon’s practice, in an interview with TSN’s Josh Lewenberg, the Indiana product was asked about his goals for the 2022-23 season. “I mean besides team goals?” asked the Raptors forward.
“I know all goals come from team goals, but I want to be an NBA star. That’s an individual goal. And then only team goals: to win.
The more we go the better record we have, all of that can happen, and more of us can go. [to the NBA All-Star Game]He said.
Anunoby added one more goal to his list before he left. “Actually one more thing. I also want to make an all-defensive team.”
Raptors forward OG Anunoby seeks NBA All-Star and All-Defensive-Team picks in 2023
The forward was also asked about his expectations for the rest of his teammates this season. During the 2021-22 season, in 48 starts, the wing averaged 17.1 points and 2.6 assists per game.
“I think everybody’s optimistic and everybody works hard to do a good job and — I wouldn’t say a big role — but, I think, do the best with what they’re given,” Augie Anunoby said.
“Make the most of your chances and try to find ways to be aggressive in the attack. That’s the main thing.
In the year On November 1, 2021, in the Raptors’ 113–104 win over the New York Knicks, Anunoby scored a career-high 36 points in 41 minutes of action. He finished 13 of 27 (48.1%) from the field and 4 of 12 (33.3%) from downtown.
In the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs, the wing posted a playoff-high 17.3 points per game with 4 rebounds and 2.5 assists against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Anunoby was selected 23rd overall by the Raptors in the 2017 NBA Draft.
During the 2019-20 season, the wing averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 69 games.
He finished 14th in steals (96), 16th in 2-point field goal percentage (58.3%), and 13th in defensive rating (104.4).
In the year In December 2020, the forward signed a four-year contract extension worth $72 million with the Raptors. OG Anunoby is set to make $17,357,143 through the 2022-23 season.
Then, the 25-year-old will receive $18,642,857 for the 2023-24 season. His multi-year contract includes a player option for $19,928,571 through the 2024-25 season.