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Three potential trade destinations for Pascal Siakam

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There has been a lot of Pascal Siakam trade rumors brewing around in the offseason. Nothing has been confirmed yet but the Scottie Barnes pick over Jalen Suggs definitely raised some eyebrows.

Pascal Siakam trade rumors

At 27 years old, Pascal Siakam developed into one of the best power forwards in the league. However, Toronto is at the crossroads whether to fully rebuild or not. The big question still stands: Is Siakam still part of their plans moving forward?

Here are the three potential trade destinations for the two-way star…


Sacramento receives: Pascal Siakam
Toronto receives: Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley

Per The Athletic’s Sam Amick, the Kings definitely have an interest in Pascal Siakam but they are still awaiting clarity from the Raptors’ front office.


In this trade, Sacramento could offer Buddy Hield and Marvin Bagley for Siakam. This just makes sense since their backcourt is already crowded. The addition of Davion Mitchell makes it more complicated for Hield to be inserted into the lineup. Moreover, the emergence of Tyrese Haliburton as the second lead-guard next to De’Aaron Fox pushed back Hield to play the 3. However, he’s simply too small to defend opposing small forwards.

Acquiring Hield benefits Toronto since they lack guards. In addition, Bagley can revive his career there. The former lottery pick has been decimated with injuries for the past couple of seasons. Still, his skillset proves to be valuable on a young team like the Raptors.

Meanwhile, Sacramento finally gets their second star in Siakam. Last season, the forward averaged 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists on 46% shooting. His arrival is huge for the Kings given his size, scoring, and defensive versatility. Who knows? He might help end Sacramento’s 15-year playoff drought.

This is one of the biggest Pascal Siakam trade rumors in the offseason.



Portland receives: Pascal Siakam
Toronto receives: CJ McCollum

Damian Lillard wants to build a championship contending team this season. In order for that to happen, they should acquire a second star in the offseason.

Recently, the Blazers re-signed Normal Powell on a five-year $90 million deal. That’s already a steal for one of the hottest scorers in the league. As you can see, he can replicate what McCollum can do on the offensive end, but cheaper. Having him signed for the long term, could this mean the end for CJ McCollum in Portland?

What the Blazers need is a two-way player. Pascal Siakam could be that guy. In this trade, Portland receives Siakam in exchange for McCollum. His arrival could address their problems defensively. He can do a little bit of everything on the court—shoot, pass, and defend. Although his three-point shooting dipped last season (30% on 4.4 attempts per game), his elite post game and defensive versatility make up for that.

Meanwhile, McCollum’s arrival in Toronto gives them a much-needed guard replacement for Kyle Lowry. Fred VanVleet can handle the reigns of being the main point guard while CJ do what he does best—score the ball.

This Siakam trade makes sense for both teams. It’s a win-win scenario.


Golden State receives: Pascal Siakam, Yuta Watanabe
Toronto receives: Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody

There are still no major offseason moves for the Warriors as they try to navigate the trade market. On draft night, they were looking to trade their draft picks but nothing happened. Instead, they drafted Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody.

If the Warriors are serious in contending for the championship, they should flip these two for a star. Kuminga and Moody don’t fit their timeline well and both are far from helping them win a championship.

A lot of Raptors trade rumors are centered around Pascal Siakam going to the Warriors. After all, he’s a solid third option next to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. He may not be the best fit as he shot the three-ball poorly last season, but he can score in the post, rebound, and defend multiple positions.

Wiggins, Kuminga, and Moody are a nice package for Siakam and Watanabe. This trade gives Toronto more youth in their lineup. Meanwhile, Golden State pushes for a title run.

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