An NBA Insider has revealed that the Atlanta Hawks are still looking to trade for Pascal Siakam from the Toronto Raptors. The Hawks also tried to acquire the Raptors’ big man in the last season, but they couldn’t since they weren’t serious about the acquisition. Could they make a major move this season?
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Will Pascal Siakam Join the Hawks? Insider Scoop on Possible Big Trade
The Toronto Raptors big man, Pascal Siakam, has been frequently linked with the Atlanta Hawks in the past times. In the last season, there were rumors that the Hawks were interested in acquiring Siakam from the Raptors. But they didn’t make the move last season.
Now, an NBA Insider has revealed that the Hawks could trade for the Raptors’ big man this season. The Hawks will move their De’Andre Hunter, Clint Capela, and AJ Griffin alongside some draft capital to acquire Siakam.
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Atlanta Hawks to Land Pascal Siakam – The Trade Proposal
The Atlanta Hawks will receive Pascal Siakam.
The Toronto Raptors will receive Clint Capela, De’Andre Hunter, AJ Griffin, and some future draft picks.
Currently, Pascal is one of the best players on the Raptors’ roster. The big man is averaging around 17.4 points, 4.8 assists, and 6.9 rebounds per match this season. Siakam has shot around 45.1% of the shots from the field, 70.8% from the free throw line, and 29.3% of the shots from beyond the arc.
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Pascal Siakam’s Next Move and the Potential Shake-Up in NBA Line-Ups
Siakam has not discussed his extension with the Raptors yet, as his contract with the Raptors is expiring next offseason. The 29-year-old big man will make around $37.9 million in the current NBA Season.
Siakam is one of the best big men in the league
If the Hawks successfully acquire Pascal Siakam from the Raptors, then they could have a solid roster with players like Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Dejounte Murray, Onyeka Okongwu, and Siakam.
Siakam will sign an extension with the Raptors past this offseason if he is not being traded to another team. Even though he has not made a trade request yet, he is likely to make one if he doesn’t get the desired extension from the Raptors.