The Toronto Raptors are going to be an interesting team to watch this offseason after missing the NBA playoffs in 2020-21. For starters, Kyle Lowry is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and most people assume that he will be signing elsewhere when it’s all said and done.
Besides the possible departure of Lowry, the Raptors could make other alterations to the roster, which could include a trade involving Pascal Siakam.
Ever since this year’s NBA trade deadline, Siakam has been a popular name in NBA trade rumors. However, Toronto hasn’t shown much interest in moving on from the former first-round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
But if a team were to make an enticing offer for Siakam in the coming months, would the Raptors consider trading him? There would be a handful of teams that would love to get a shot at acquiring Siakam via trade.
Some teams are also entering a pivotal offseason, and landing a player like Siakam could change what the future looks like for certain franchises.
With that in mind, I am going to highlight a few teams in the NBA that would benefit from pursuing a trade for Pascal Siakam this offseason.
San Antonio Spurs
It felt weird to see the San Antonio Spurs miss the playoffs for the second consecutive year this season, which was the first time that had happened in their illustrious franchise’s history.
While Greg Popovich continues to coach the Spurs, the team will be looking to put together a contending roster once more this offseason. With DeMar DeRozan expected to leave in free agency, San Antonio has some gaps to fill on their roster.
That being said, the organization is confident in Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell developing into a prominent starter at small forward. But following the buyout of LaMarcus Aldridge earlier this season, the Spurs have been hurting at the power forward position.
By making a move for Pascal Siakam, San Antonio would be getting a versatile forward that could give them solutions to some of their questions. In all likeliness, Siakam would slide to power forward on the Spurs, unless Johnson or Vassell was needed to complete a trade.