2019 NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors
Raptors' Anunoby (appendectomy) likely active for Game 2
Multi-positional threat has been out since April 12 following emergency surgery
From NBA.com Staff
While much of the attention entering this Finals was focused on the key Warriors recovering from injury — DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Durant — the Raptors are expecting a rotation reinforcement of their own, in OG Anunoby.
During the pregame news conference, Raptors coach Nick Nurse announced that Anunoby would likely be activated ahead of Game 2 in Toronto. The second-year swingman has been out of action since April 12, when he underwent an emergency appendectomy.
Nick Nurse said the plan is to activate OG Anunoby for Game 2 Sunday, which would give Toronto more ability to go with big small lineups with Pascal at centre, *if* OG is ready. Big if.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 30, 2019
Anunoby appeared in 67 games for the Raptors this season, averaging 7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in 20.2 minutes per game. He scored in double figures 15 times, with two 20-point games.
His presence, assuming health, would provide not only more options for cross-matching without defensive dropoff, but also an ability to go small — long a key in defending the Warriors over a multi-game stretch.