The Toronto Raptors enter the NBA Finals with relatively few injuries - certainly in comparison to the missing star power from the Golden State Warriors. But it looks like Toronto will have even more options at some point in the Finals based on that latest injury report.
According to Ryan Wolstat via NBA.com, Toronto is "quietly optimistic" that backup forward OG Anunoby will be back with the team at some point in the series. Anunoby has been inactive for every Toronto playoff game after undergoing an appendectomy in mid-April.
The former first-round draft pick enjoyed career-highs in almost all stats this past season despite getting fewer starts than his rookie season. He finished the regular season averaging 7.0 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 20.2 minutes per game in 67 games played.
Anunoby is the only player currently on Toronto's injury list.
The 21-year-old former Indiana star saw his role change dramatically with the acquisition of Kawhi Leonard this past season.
Toronto is heading into its first-ever NBA Finals, and will host Game 1 against the Warriors on Thursday night
It remains to be seen if Anunoby will be available for the game, but much like the Warriors with Kevin Durant, the Raptors seem to be getting by just fine without him.
Nevertheless, it's always better to have a player available and not need him, than to need him and not have him.