Report: Hawks, Pacers, Kings, Pistons Interested In Trading For Raptors’ Pascal Siakam

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The Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons are interested in trading for Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, according to NBA insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

The Raptors are expected to trade Siakam, who becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season.

“Atlanta was once considered the most aggressive suitor for Siakam’s services, holding serious conversations with Toronto last offseason, sources said,” Fischer wrote. “But the chatter among NBA executives surrounding Siakam’s potential landing spots has now centered on Indiana, Sacramento and Detroit. Yes, the Pistons keep signaling to opposing executives an interest in buying, sources said, instead of selling off veterans from the league’s lowest team. Other teams mentioned, such as Dallas and Philadelphia, don’t appear as viable destinations at this juncture, although Toronto officials have suggested to inquiring front offices as many as 10 teams hold legitimate interest in Siakam, sources said.”

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Siakam is averaging 22.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocks this season while shooting 52.1% from the field, 28.8% from beyond the arc and 75.1% from the free-throw line. The NBA champion has five double-doubles.

Any team that trades for Siakam this season can only offer him a two-year extension. Siakam, if he’s traded, is unlikely to sign an extension, according to NBA insider Marc Stein.

Siakam is making $37.9 million this season. He signed a four-year, $136.9 million contract with the Raptors in October 2019. The two-time All-Star doesn’t have a no-trade clause in his contract.

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A Douala native, Siakam has career averages of 17.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks. He has made two All-NBA teams and won the 2018-19 Most Improved Player of the Year Award.

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