The Toronto Raptors were a very busy team this offseason, but they have a lot of question marks surrounding them entering the 2021-22 NBA season. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet are the two leaders of this team now, as Kyle Lowry departed for Miami in free agency, but Toronto also has key secondary talents in OG Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr., and rookie Scottie Barnes.
They definitely have a chance to once again be real threats in the Eastern Conference, but then again, this team is coming off a 27-45 season.
How the Raptors will play without Kyle Lowry is a big question to be answered, especially since they really do not have a No. 1 option on their team now. Lowry had been “the guy” on this team for years, but can VanVleet or Siakam really be a No. 1 option?
Pascal Siakam was an All-Star during the 2019-20 season, the year after the Raptors won their first championship in team history, but he did struggle at times last season when Lowry was not on the court next to him. This may be the best version of Pascal Siakam the Raptors will get over the course of his career, so could they look to trade the 27-year-old forward now while his value is high?
It is definitely a real possibility to think about, especially if Toronto struggles to begin the year. Masai Ujiri and the Raptors’ front office are always looking for ways to improve their roster and if they can get a decent-sized return for Siakam, they could be willing to pull the trigger.
No deal is imminent for the All-Star forward and the Raptors have declined all offers from the Sacramento Kings for Siakam, but let’s take a look at three trade packages featuring Pascal Siakam that the Raptors could consider both now and heading into the 2021-22 season.