A lot of critics are down on the Toronto Raptors entering the 2019-20 season despite winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy just a few months ago. In fairness, Kawhi Leonard — the MVP of the NBA Finals — has since departed and will play for the Los Angeles Clippers for the foreseeable future.
Unsurprisingly, however, small forward OG Anunoby doesn’t care what people are saying about the team. In fact, he thinks they are capable of running it back this year.
“I think we’re going to repeat [as NBA champions],” the 22-year-old said on Saturday, according to NBA Canada. “We have a really good team, we believe in ourselves, and that’s all that matters.”
There’s certainly some extra motivation powering the former first-round pick entering this year. He missed the entire 2019 postseason recovering from an appendectomy. Additionally, he’s looking to prove himself after somewhat of a disappointing sophomore campaign.
The road to repeat as NBA champions won’t be easy for Toronto, but president Masai Ujiri has confidence in the squad taking the court this season. And he hasn’t provided any reasons to doubt him in the past.
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