The Toronto Raptors’ power forward and center Pascal Siakam is now on the radar of the Miami Heat. This comes after the Raptors hinted towards their intentions of parting ways with the 29-year-old. Pascal will be a free agent next year, and the Raptors would like to get his value before he leaves for free.
This trade is quite the opposite of what has been the highlight of this summer’s transfer window. Players have requested for a trade this season, but here, Pascal does not want to leave, but the Raptors are interested in letting him go. The Miami Heat have shown interest in signing the star but Damian wants to join the Heats as well. Will they wait for Damian or sign Pascal instead? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat involving Pascal Siakam.
What would the Heat offer for Pascal Siakam?
The Heat would offer Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Nikola Jovic, a 2024 first-round swap, and a first-round pick each from the years 2028 and 2030 in exchange for Pascal Siakam. The Raptors would like to get as much as they can in the exchange, and this deal looks satisfactory.
Despite the trade talks and fans arguing about a contract extension, Pascal Siakam is one of the greatest player development stories in NBA history.
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How did Pascal Siakam perform last season?
Pascal played 71 games in total for the Raptors last season and averaged 24.2 points per game. He also managed to have 5.8 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 32.4 percent 3-pointers, 77.4 percent from the free-throw line, and 48 percent from the field. He probably had the best season of his life. All this makes people wonder if this is a good move by the Raptors.
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What is the Raptors’ situation with Pascal Siakam?
Siakam’s contract expires next season, and it does not look like he will be re-signed. So, rather than letting him go for free in the free agency, the Raptors would like to replace him with a lot of assets. The Heats are interested and offering good enough. Will the Raptors’ accept?
The trade actually depends on Damian Lillard’s final destination; if the Heat lands him, they will not go for Pascal. We’ll keep you updated.