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Raptors pick at No. 23: OG Anunoby, Indiana forward

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The Toronto Raptors selected Indiana forward OG Anunoby with the No. 23 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night. 

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 13:  "Anunoby is an elite athlete with an NBA body, plus a 7-foot-2 wingspan. He plays hard on both ends of the floor and can defend four positions. He's a good shooter with range, has a good feel for the game and works hard. He's the prototypical 3-and-D prospect." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 7: "Anunoby is the only prospect in this year's draft projected for better than 2.0 steals per 100 plays and 2.0 blocks per 100 opponent 2-point attempts. Historically, several wings who met that criteria have outperformed their draft slot." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Long athletic wing

  • Elite athlete

  • NBA body

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Still raw offensively

  • Knee injury on 1/20/2017 will cause him to miss the remainder of the season

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 1.57 percent

  • Chances he'll be an NBA starter: 16.68 percent

  • Chances he'll be a role player: 22.51 percent

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