Pascal Siakam Rumors

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Pascal Siakam
Pascal Siakam
Position: F
Born: 04/02/94
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:227 lbs. / 103 kg.
Salary: $2,351,838
The 22 teams participating in the season restart feature 89 international players from 34 countries and territories, including the record eight international 2020 NBA All-Stars: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks; Greece), Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks; Slovenia), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011), Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz; France), Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets; Serbia), Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers; Lithuania)*, Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012) and Ben Simmons (76ers; Australia).
TSN: Where do you keep your ring? Pascal Siakam: “C’mon man, don’t try to steal my ring. I’m not going to tell you where I keep my ring.” TSN: Sorry. Sorry. How often do you take it out? Have you had any special moments with it? Siakam: “Yeah, for sure. Everyone wants to see the ring. That’s the first thing that people ask you all the time. It’s like, ‘I want to see the ring, I want to see the ring.’ When family comes around, if they want to see it, I show it to them, or if some of my friends want to see it or whatever. It’s somewhere safe, Josh. Safe.”
2 months ago via TSN
“To be simple and truthful, I just don’t care what people think of the Raptors,” Siakam said. “ I think, for us, it’s been a lot of years caring about, ‘Oh, love me too,’ and I think that’s over, man. We are the champions and if you don’t see it, that’s your problem. “And for us, it’s about us, we’re not worried what other people think, we’re gonna continue to win games and chase championships. That’s the only thing we care about and whoever feels the way they feel, that’s them and has nothing to do with us. We don’t care about perception.”
Toronto Raptors players and staff showed their support for people protesting racial injustice around the world in a video shared on the team’s social media channels. The video features members of the Raptors — including Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, OG Anuonoby, head coach Nick Nurse and president Massai Ujiri — reading a spoken word poem titled “I can’t breathe.”

From the players’ side, a huge drop would screw three sets of players in particular. The most obvious is the 2020 free-agent class, who would enter a market with virtually no money. All but the best would likely end up on one-year, budget deals. A shockingly large number would be forced to accept the minimum. They actually might fare better than two other classes of players, however: Those who agreed to max contract extensions a year ago, and first-round draft picks who sign rookie deals in 2020. Pascal Siakam’s projected $116M deal with the Raptors, for instance, could be slashed to more like $80M. Ouch. As for 2020 first-round picks, their salary for their first four seasons and the qualifying offer for the fifth are all contingent on the salary cap for 2020-21.
This is Hines’ first season with the Kings, but he is hardly new to working with the best basketball players in the world. His sessions at UCLA over the past few summers have become where players need to be if they want to get in some serious work in the offseason and not settle for random pickup basketball. James Harden, Kevin Durant and Pascal Siakam are a small sampling of players who work with Hines. The Kings’ Marvin Bagley III and Buddy Hield are also among those who take part in this generation’s famed UCLA runs, ones which were once dominated by the likes of Magic Johnson.
What does the future hold for the @Raptors forward Pascal Siakam? His agent, Todd Ramasar ( @tramasar ) tells @TermineRadio & @Jumpshot8 “The sky is the limit” for @pskills43 #WeTheNorth

What does the future hold for the @Raptors forward Pascal Siakam? His agent, Todd Ramasar ( @tramasar ) tells @TermineRadio & @Jumpshot8 “The sky is the limit” for @pskills43 #WeTheNorth

Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, in the middle of a magical All-Star season, didn’t like that answer. He was particularly agitated when Nurse explained he could not have any contact during the 14-day quarantine period — not even with his brother Christian, a former college basketball player who is Siakam’s roommate, workout partner, manager and constant companion. “Pascal was struggling with it,” Nurse said. “He’s saying to me, ‘What do you mean I can’t see my brother? We do everything together.’ I said, ‘No, dude. You have to stay away for now. You just played Rudy Gobert.'”
What hasn’t changed, though, is DeRozan’s love and appreciation for his former teammates, for what they accomplished in his absence — and for what they have the potential to achieve over the rest of their careers. “You got the full blueprint, bro, to even pass [Kyle Lowry as the greatest player in Raptors history],” DeRozan told Pascal Siakam in a wide-ranging, candid Instagram Live conversation Sunday night. “You got the blueprint, you done seen it all.”
Leonard came in fifth with 118 points, having been named on 40 ballots, with a huge gap existing between him and crosstown rival Anthony Davis (61 points, 25 ballots) in sixth. Six other players — Chris Paul (28 points, 10 ballots), Nikola Jokic (18 points, eight ballots), Pascal Siakam (12 points, six ballots) Damian Lillard (four points, four ballots), Jayson Tatum (three points, one ballot) and Bradley Beal (one point, one ballot) — rounded out the voting.
Storyline: MVP Race
Leonard came in fifth with 118 points, having been named on 40 ballots, with a huge gap existing between him and crosstown rival Anthony Davis (61 points, 25 ballots) in sixth. Six other players — Chris Paul (28 points, 10 ballots), Nikola Jokic (18 points, eight ballots), Pascal Siakam (12 points, six ballots) Damian Lillard (four points, four ballots), Jayson Tatum (three points, one ballot) and Bradley Beal (one point, one ballot) — rounded out the voting.
Storyline: MVP Race
“I love the fact that I can not be able to do something and I can put in a lot of hours doing it and I can become good at it,” Siakam said. “It feels good. It feels so great, and I enjoy that. So I want that feeling. “I love the feeling that I get on the court and I take two dribbles and I turn around and make the shot and the defender is like, ‘F— no,’ and I’m making it. It feels so good because he can’t make that shot, but he doesn’t know how many hours you put in trying to make that shot.”
“I love the fact that I can not be able to do something and I can put in a lot of hours doing it and I can become good at it,” Siakam said. “It feels good. It feels so great, and I enjoy that. So I want that feeling. “I love the feeling that I get on the court and I take two dribbles and I turn around and make the shot and the defender is like, ‘F— no,’ and I’m making it. It feels so good because he can’t make that shot, but he doesn’t know how many hours you put in trying to make that shot.”
The Raptors ended up being an early signal of the coming shift as Masai Ujiri negotiated extensions with both Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam. Ujiri willingly conceding spending power, albeit to retain two pivotal members of their championship team, helped clarify how little many front offices cared about maximizing 2020 cap space. It was unsurprising to see less flexible front offices like the 76ers (Ben Simmons) and Nets (Caris LeVert and Taurean Prince) lock up young players ahead of restricted free agency, but a group of teams that includes the Raptors, Grizzlies (Dillon Brooks) and Kings (Buddy Hield) deliberately gave up cap space, and that meaningfully reduced the league-wide spending power this summer.
This year, Siakam earned enough votes to start, leaving no doubt that he belongs at the NBA’s glitzy annual showcase event with its biggest superstars. “I said before, I want to be a starter, I want to be an all-star – not a borderline all-star,” Siakam said. “But now it’s like, I want to stay there. I don’t want to be there for just one year. So there’s always something bigger to fish for.”
JD Shaw: Here are the 2020 All-Star Skills Challenge Participants: Bam Adebayo, Patrick Beverley, Spencer Dinwiddie, Khris Middleton, Derrick Rose, Domantas Sabonis, Pascal Siakam, Jayson Tatum.

Pascal Siakam back next week?

Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam is expected to practice Friday with hopes of returning to the lineup in the next week, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Siakam has not played since Dec. 18, when he suffered a groin injury during an awkward landing. He is averaging a team-leading 25.1 points and 8.0 rebounds in 27 games this season.
7 months ago via ESPN
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