The Toronto Raptors are through to their first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history and could receive a boost with the return of OG Anunoby.
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According to the Toronto Sun's Ryan Wolstat, the Raptors are "quietly optimistic" the swingman will be back on court at some point during the series against the Golden State Warriors.
Per sources, the Raptors are quietly optimistic that they'll get OG Anunoby back at some point vs. Warriors in the NBA Finals. They don't know for sure, but spacing of games should help. Also long breaks between most games helps Kawhi quite a bit.- Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) May 26, 2019
The 21-year-old, who has been sidelined since April 12 after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, was seen on court at Scotiabank Arena getting shots up prior to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks.
OG Anunoby is out here getting some (very) light work in. First time I've seen him on the court pre-game since the appendectomy. pic.twitter.com/KZVpLylxfz- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) May 25, 2019
Anunoby averaged 7.0 points on 45.3 percent shooting, adding 2.9 rebounds per game during the regular season and would provide another strong defensive option against Kevin Durant and co on the perimeter in the Finals.
The 2019 NBA Finals tips off Thursday at 9:00pm ET.