Pascal Siakam was one of the key players during the 2019 championship run by the Toronto Raptors. He took a step to become a star and is one of the most versatile big men in today's game. This past season, Siakam was effective averaging 21.4 PPG and 7.2 RPG, although he missed 16 games for the Raptors.
Siakam was also involved in trade rumors during the season after getting into it with head coach Nick Nurse which was reported to have "crossed the line". This offseason, Siakam is once again in trade talks because the Raptors used their No. 4 pick to draft Scottie Barnes which could push the 2019 Most Improved Player out the door. Here are the 5 best trade destinations for All-Star Pascal Siakam.
5. Detroit Pistons
The Pistons have their new franchise star in Cade Cunningham, a 6'8" point guard with exceptional talent. Cunningham will likely be the long-term solution for Detroit, who are yet to find out how Killian Hayes will turn out. Hayes will likely not have a future for much longer and could be moved in favor of Pascal Siakam.
A deal involving Hayes, Jerami Grant, and Cory Joseph could be in the cards as the Raptors rebuild with Hayes taking over Kyle Lowry's spot. Grant has a season where he was in for Most Improved Player, and Joseph reunites with the Toronto faithful. Siakam would probably prefer to play with a contender rather than with a rebuilding Pistons squad, but his pairing with Cunningham could be a very interesting one to watch over the next few seasons.
4. Chicago Bulls
In the era of the Big Three, the Chicago Bulls can find relevance again by making a blockbuster move for Pascal Siakam. They have Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic on the team, and adding Siakam would make them one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Siakam isn't any ordinary big because he moves quickly and defends the perimeter, making him a perfect pairing with Vucevic.