Hawks, Kings, Pacers Are Trade Suitors For Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby

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The Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers are expected trade suitors for Toronto Raptors stars Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby, according to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Siakam appears to be the likelier player to be dealt since he’s in the final year of his contract and older than Anunoby.

Anunoby, 26, has a $19.9 million player option for next season that he will likely decline to enter free agency.

The Hawks held conversations with the Raptors surrounding a Siakam trade this past offseason. The Pacers and Kings have checked in with the Raptors about Siakam and Anunoby as well.

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Siakam is averaging 20.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season while shooting 49.6% from the field, 20.5% from beyond the arc and 76.9% from the free-throw line. He’s one of the top players in the NBA.

Meanwhile, Anunoby is averaging 14.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 46.0% from the floor, 38.8% from 3 and 66.7% from the foul line. He’s one of the best defenders in the NBA.

Raptors forward Scottie Barnes has been deemed untouchable in any trade conversations. Around the NBA, many teams expect the Raptors to scan their options up until the trade deadline. Negotiations with the Raptors will always be a “game of chicken,” according to an NBA exec who spoke with Charania.

The Raptors are 9-13. They are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Pacers are 12-8 (fifth place in the East), the Kings are 12-8 (sixth place in the West) and the Hawks are 9-12 (10th place in the East).

Siakam has career NBA averages of 17.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists. He has made two All-Star teams and two All-NBA teams. Siakam also won the 2018-19 Most Improved Player of the Year Award and the 2019 championship.

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Anunoby, meanwhile, has career NBA averages of 11.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He has made one All-NBA defensive team and has won one steals title and one NBA championship.

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