OG Anunoby has achieved a new NBA record after being traded to the New York Knicks. According to reports from the Knicks’ beat writer, Tommy Beer, Anunoby is the first player in league history to have a plus-minus above +100 in the first five games on a new team, with an incredible +111.
OG Anunoby is a ridiculous +111 thru his first five games a Knick.
OG is the first and only player in NBA history to post a plus/minus north of 100 in his first five games with a franchise.
– Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) January 10, 2024
The previous record belonged to Quentin Richardson, who had a plus-minus of +95 after joining the Phoenix Suns in the 2004-05 season, adds writer Marc Weber.
The Knicks have won all five games with Anunoby on the team, outscoring opponents by an average margin of 20.4 points. In that time, Anunoby is averaging 12 points and 5.3 rebounds with 48.7 percent from the field in 34.5 minutes of play. With 22 wins and 15 losses, the Knicks are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference.
Let’s see if OG Anunoby’s is a flash in the pan or the New York Knicks can keep it up. The goal is to get past the first round and perhaps pull off the miracle of making it to the Eastern Conference Finals, although it won’t be super easy. Anything is possible, however, if the Big Apple franchise continues in this way.
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