With the February 9th NBA trade deadline only two days away, many of the league’s players and executives have their attention turned to the Toronto Raptors organization. Despite heading into the 2022-23 campaign with legitimate playoff expectations, the Raptors own just the 11th-best record in the Eastern Conference. And because the team has drastically underperformed, several of its players have seen their names featured heavily in trade rumors as of late, such as O.G. Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr., and namely, former All-Star Pascal Siakam.

Siakam recently spoke to the media about his current mindset with the trade deadline fast approaching