Ex-Knicks Guard Drops Perfect OG Anunoby Comparison

OG Anunoby reminded former New York Knicks guard Jamal Crawford of a former Tom Thibodeau player who played an integral role on his successful Chicago Bulls teams.

“OG Anunoby brings a different swagger to this [Knicks] team,” Crawford said on Inside the NBA on TNT during the Knicks’ dominant 106-79 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, March 12. “They play different when he’s out there. They play with a different confidence. They know he covers up a lot of mistakes.

“Thibodeau already had a player like this who was key to their success in the past: Luol Deng. He has many qualities of Luol Deng. He can play with the boys. He plays hard. He wears Thibs every time he steps on the court.

Like Deng, Anunoby has an NBA All-Defensive Second Team nod. Both players have the size and length of an elite perimeter defender.