Anunoby scored 14 points (6-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and added six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the Raptors' 116-108 loss to the Heat on Wednesday. Anunoby turned in another solid two-way performance, posting his second consecutive game with two made threes and two blocked shots. While Anunoby isn't going to offer many flashy, high-scoring games, he does offer consistency. He's scored in double figures in all but three games this season while posting 5.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game -- both career highs.
Anunoby posted 10 points (4-13 FG, 2-7 3Pt), four rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist in 29 minutes Tuesday in the Raptors' 109-102 loss to the 76ers. Anunoby was able to overcome a poor shooting night to reach double figures in scoring for the fourth time in as many games since his return from the strained calf that sidelined him for 10 contests. More importantly, Anunoby produced defensive stats and hit a couple of three-pointers, and his contributions in those three categories are going to be the main source of his fantasy value moving forward. Look for his overall production to eventually trend up, as the Raptors have held him to 30 minutes or fewer in each of his first four games back; he averaged 34.9 minutes per game prior to getting hurt.
Anunoby will start Sunday's game against the 76ers. After being rested for Friday's game against Minnesota, Anunoby will return to action and start at power forward as the Raptors revert back to a smaller lineup. Pascal Siakam will move up to center, sending Chris Boucher to the bench.
Anunoby (rest) won't play Friday against the Timberwolves, Aaron Rose of SI.com reports. Anunoby's playing time had been ramping up over the past several games, but he'll be held out for load management purposes in the second half of a back-to-back set Friday. DeAndre' Bembry, Yuta Watanabe and Norman Powell should see increased run in his absence.
Anunoby produced 10 points (4-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot across 27 minutes in Thursday's 110-96 win over the Bucks. Anunoby had some shooting troubles in the win, going 0-for-6 from beyond the arc. He still distinguished himself as a key defensive presence, which has consistently been a strength for the Indiana product. He's currently the third-best rebounder on the squad with an average of 5.9 rebounds, trailing only Pascal Siakam and Chris Boucher in the category.
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