July 19th, 2024

Reports: Raptors trade two-time all-star Pascal Siakam to Pacers

By The Canadian Press on January 17, 2024.

Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam (43) drives at Cleveland Cavaliers' Max Strus during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. The Raptors traded Siakam to the Indiana Pacers Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors have traded Pascal Siakam to the Indiana Pacers, according to multiple media reports.

ESPN reported Wednesday the Raptors will receive Bruce Brown, Jordan Nwora and three first-round picks from the Pacers in return. Toronto also gets Kira Lewis from New Orleans as part of the deal.

The Athletic reported Tuesday night the Pacers and Raptors were nearing a deal for Siakam, a two-time all-star and one of the last remaining ties to Toronto’s 2019 championship team.

Siakam is in the last year of a four-year, US$136.9 million deal. He will make $37.8 million this season.

Though the Raptors have struggled to a 15-25 record, Siakam put together another strong individual campaign through 39 games in Toronto, averaging 22.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists.

The blockbuster is yet another major move for a Raptors team undergoing changes amid a difficult couple of seasons.

Toronto sent longtime wing OG Anunoby, forward Precious Achiuwa and guard Malachi Flynn to the New York Knicks for Canadian forward RJ Barrett and guard Immanuel Quickley on Dec. 30.

This report by The Canadian Press was first publishedJan. 17, 2024.

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