NBA trade rumors are running rampant this offseason already and that likely won’t change in the coming months. One name that continues to be mentioned in trade discussions is Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors.
With the likeliness of Kyle Lowry departing in free agency, Toronto could look into making other changes to the roster as they prepare to enter a new era in the organization’s history.
Siakam has become an underrated player in the NBA, being a two-way forward that has a valuable skill set for teams.
Not many forwards can create their own shot like Siakam and his contributions on the defensive end don’t go unnoticed.
Plus, if he’s able to get his three-point efficiency back to where it was from 2018-20, he could be a missing piece for a handful of teams in the NBA.
Even though the Raptors would be best keeping Siakam, let’s pinpoint some of the best and worst trade destinations for him.
Good Fit: Golden State Warriors
Ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft, reports suggest that the Golden State Warriors could be in play for Pascal Siakam. The Warriors have James Wiseman, Andrew Wiggins, and two first-round picks to offer for Siakam.
Of course, Golden State won’t give up all of that to land Siakam, but they can create an enticing package for Toronto. And it’s hard not to see why the Warriors reportedly have interest in the versatile forward.
Being able to trade for Siakam would give Golden State an endless amount of possibilities with their starting lineup. For their small-ball lineup, they could have Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Siakam on the floor.
In all likeliness, they would have another shooter joining that lineup to create more spacing. Siakam would receive the most wide-open shots he’s ever seen in his career if he were to join the Warriors.