Toronto Raptors Extend OG Anunoby on a Four Year, $72-Million Deal
The Toronto Raptors have a young core in place.
A year ago, they extended Pascal Siakam This past offseason, they re-signed Fred VanVleet on a four-year deal worth upwards of $80-million. Now, the Raptors have extended versatile forward OG Anunoby on a four-year, $72-million deal.
Now, OG can have all the scarves his heart desires!
Toronto Raptors forward O.G. Anunoby has agreed to a four-year, $72 million extension, including a player-option for the 2024-2025 season, @KlutchSports Head of Basketball Omar Wilkes tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 21, 2020
Coming off a torn ACL, the Raptors selected Anunoby late in the 2017 NBA Draft. Since then, Anunoby has ascended, becoming one of the best perimeter defenders in the entire NBA while continuing to develop an offensive game. Still only 23-years of age, the Raptors have high hopes for the former Indiana Hoosier.
In his third season, anunoby averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game, displaying improved shooting and ball-handling ability. He went onto hit one of the biggest shots in Toronto Raptors playoff history at the buzzer in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics.
With Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka now gone and the aging Kyle Lowry set to enter free agency after this season, the Raptors may look to start fresh in 2021-22 around VanVleet, Siakam, and Anunoby along with rookie Malachi Flynn.