Siakam is an NBA champion, a top-30 player in the league, and has made multiple All-Star teams. Any club would love to have him on their side. He’s coming off a season in which he averaged a career-high 24.2 points per game on 48% shooting, 7.8 rebounds, and 5.8 assists. Siakam was the primary option for the Raptors last season, but his best and most efficient work has come as a secondary scorer, which he would be in Atlanta.
Adding Siakam to the frontcourt with Trae Young and Dejounte Murray in the backcourt would give the Hawks a legitimate Big 3. The issue is Siakam’s contract. He’s set to become a free agent at the end of the upcoming season and has shown no desire in signing a contract extension with whichever team trades for him. That makes him a risky gamble for inferring organizations, but it also makes it difficult for the Raptors to garner a haul in return. If the price is right, it might be worth it for the Hawks to roll the dice.
On the latest episode of SportsTalkATL, Alex and I argue over whether the Hawks should trade for Pascal Siakam. And trust me, it’s worth your time.
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