The Toronto Raptors are considering all their options before next week’s NBA Draft, which could mean parting ways with one of the mainstays of the franchise.
According to Jake Fischer from Bleacher ReportThe Raptors are reportedly exploring all manner of pre-draft operations, including deals involving Pascal Siakam, who “considers himself available” in the discussions.
Toronto has reportedly been among the most aggressive teams in the NBA this offseason, seeking options that include switching in the draft, switching in the draft and trying to acquire an All-Star player, Fischer reported.
The Raptors have been linked to a trade that involved the No. 3 pick. They have also been linked to a trade for Ben Simmons and a transaction involving first-round picks from the Golden State Warriors and James Wiseman.
It’s unclear which teams might be interested in Siakam. The 27-year-old averaged 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game last season with 45.5% shooting from the field.
Siakam, the 27th pick in the 2016 draft, has three years left on his four-year, $ 136.9 million contract. He will become a free agent after the 2023-24 season.