Pascal Siakam from Masai Ujiri is a beloved figure and considered one of the best power forwards in the basketball world. There have been a lot of rumors surrounding his trade. Over the past few months, the Toronto Raptors have been surrounded by a flurry of trade rumors. Various teams have expressed interest in making a deal with the Raptors involving their players, particularly Pascal Siakam.
The Atlanta Hawks were believed and said to be a good place for Pascal Siakam as they needed someone on the team with Trae Young. Dejounte Murray could have been offered in return but then there came news about Murray’s contract extension with which all the chances of trade for the Atlanta Hawks vanished completely.
An interesting player to monitor as the NBA transaction market heats up is Raptors Pascal Siakam. Keep hearing his name out there, per multiple sources. Atlanta still interested. Something to watch.
— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) July 2, 2023
Los Angeles Clippers and their quest for Pascal Siakam
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Clippers don’t have as many potential players to trade as the Hawks, but they were doing everything to win Siakam over but eventually failed. Now, rumors are resurfacing about the Clippers again, but many experts, including Zach Lowe from ESPN, are doubtful if the Clippers can get a player like Siakam with the limited assets they have.
If Kawhi Leonard and Paul George stay with the Clippers, the best the Clippers can offer for Siakam would be Norman Powell and Terance Mann. But, the Raptors already traded Powell to avoid paying him a huge salary, and Mann’s performance can’t be something you would trade Siakam who is one of the franchise stars and one of the best in the NBA.
The Clippers have already given away multiple first-round draft picks, and they’re not in a great position to offer more in a potential trade for Siakam. Siakam would be a great addition to play alongside Leonard and George, especially considering their injury history. But Terance Mann alone is not enough to trade for Saikam.
The Raptors might eventually trade Siakam, but only if they can get some promising young players with potential and valuable draft picks to help them in the future. The Clippers need Siakam, but they don’t have the resources to make an enticing offer to Toronto.
It seems that the chances of Saikam’s trade are less likely.