Former first-round pick OG Anunoby is now entering his third season with the Toronto Raptors. What are the odds he ever makes an All-Star team?
When it comes to NBA All-Stars, the Toronto Raptors don’t exactly have a rich history. Most recently, the likes of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, and Kawhi Leonard have all been voted into the All-Star Game, showing how far the Raptors have come in terms of development and player production.
The last time the Toronto Raptors didn’t have a player represent them at an All-Star Game was in 2013 when the event was hosted in Houston. Since then, it’s been plain sailing for the Toronto Raptors, as they are in the midst of their most successful run in franchise history, which culminated in a 4-2 victory over the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals.
The Raptors had finally climbed the mountain. Now the aim is to stay there. That might prove difficult, as is every title defense, but the Toronto Raptors have a plethora of upcoming talent that could feasibly make the jump in the next coming years. The obvious one is Pascal Siakam, the current winner of the NBA’s Most Improved Player award after a breakout season.
Siakam missed out on the All-Star Game last season but should be considered one of the hot favourites to attend the weekend in Chicago in 2020. Kyle Lowry should also, once again, be in contention for what would be his sixth appearance.
Past this year, however, who knows what the future could hold for the Raptors. Siakam looks to be the future of the team and could represent the Raptors at the All-Star Game for the foreseeable future if he continues on this unexpected trajectory.
The next player in line for the Toronto Raptors could feasibly be OG Anunoby, but what are the odds he ever makes an All-Star Game?