Just over a year ago, Pascal Siakam was coming off a high, having won an NBA championship with the Raptors and earning his first spot on an NBA All-Star team. He averaged 22.9 points and 7.3 rebounds, and shot a very respectable 35.9% from the 3-point line, addressing one of the weaknesses in his game.
And then the 2020-21 season happened. Siakam’s numbers were not bad—21.9 points, 7.2 rebounds—but he showed very little growth, regressed as a shooter (29.7% from the 3-point line) and had his season ended by a torn labrum in his shoulder, which required surgery. Oh, and the Raptors stunk, going 27-45 on the year.
Now, the belief around the league is that as the Raptors look to retool going forward, Siakam could be had by a trade. For the Suns, looking to add firepower—and not rest on their laurels—after a trip to the Finals—this could present an opportunity.
According to a piece of speculation from Bleacher Report, the Suns could be an interesting landing spot for Siakam in a trade.