The Toronto Raptors’ center and forward Pascal Siakam is likely to get acquired by the Brooklyn Nets in the coming days. The NBA is getting more competitive with each passing season. Since all the teams can’t win at the same time, there are a few teams that can take this as an opportunity to get out of their mediocrity. But rebuilding is only possible for the teams who own their draft picks, which is not the case with the Nets. The Raptors might blow their roster this summer. Should they start with their 29-year-old forward?
The Houston Rockets control the draft picks of the Nets until 2028 and if they want to get out of the struggling phase, they would have to go for a star. If they choose to rebuild, it would help the Rockets more than them. Pascal is one of the Raptors’ most expensive bargaining chips. Can the Nets acquire it from them? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors involving Pascal Siakam.
What would the Nets offer for Pascal Siakam?
The Nets are expected to offer Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney Smith, DayRon Sharpe, and one first-round pick each from the years 2025,2027 and 2029 in exchange for the Raptors’ #43. The Nets would not like to send their lottery pick to the Rockets, and landing Siakam would play a major role in achieving that.
Pascal Siakam last 8 games
• 24.5 PPG
• 7.8 RPG
• 5.4 APG
• 56% FG
• 60% TS
• Only 32 MPG
Really picking up his play after a slow start🔥 pic.twitter.com/PGoYuW5HrG
— MVP43🐐 (@StepBackPascal) November 23, 2023
Why would the Nets like to sign Pascal Siakam?
The Nets have a roster full of quality players who can play a secondary role. Pascal can be their main man and the primary playmaker. They are landing a player who can replace Ben Simmons. Pascal is a two way wing and would surely help the Raptors to be better.
Pascal Siakam dropped 22 points in the third quarter, tied for third-most points by a Toronto Raptor in a single quarter.
The most points scored in a single quarter by a Toronto Raptor was also Pascal Siakam, who dropped 25 points in a quarter against the Spurs on Jan. 26, 2020. pic.twitter.com/iiN79YLDTc
— عمر عثمان 🇦🇫 Mike Tyson’s Translator (@OmerOsman200) November 14, 2023
Why would the Raptors trade-off Pascal Siakam?
The Raptors are focusing on their future with Scottie Barnes as their main man. This deal gives them three players and three draft picks, which would really help them to land a superstar in the near future.
Will the Nets be able to bounce back? How will the Raptors proceed from here? We’ll keep you updated.