June 17, 2024

RAPTORS TRADE ALL-STAR FORWARD PASCAL SIAKAM TO PACERS

The Toronto Raptors are reportedly trading their All-Star forward, Pascal Siakam, to the Indiana Pacers. The trade will see the Pacers sending Bruce Brown, Jordan Nwora, and three first-round picks to Toronto in exchange.

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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Raptors will receive a 2024 first-rounder, and a top-four protected 2026 first-rounder from the Pacers as well as a 2024 first-round selection from Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, or Los Angeles Clippers, whichever is worst.

Siakam is expected to give the talented Pacers team another stair to pair up with Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner while improving their defense. The two-time All-Star is averaging 22.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game in 2023-24.

“I’m excited that Pascal is getting a first-class opportunity with the Pacers, being paired with Tyrese and Myles and being coached by a great coach in Rick Carlisle,” Siakam’s agent Todd Ramasar said via Andscape. “His future looks bright there.”

The Raptors have been shopping Pascal Siakam ever since he declined to sign an extension with the franchise and opted to become a free agent in the summer. Multiple teams were interested in his services, including the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks. However, only the Pacers felt confident enough that they might convince Siakam to sign a long-term extension.

The Pacers are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference, sitting at a 23-17 record.

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