Pascal Siakam Rumors

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Pascal Siakam
Pascal Siakam
Position: F
Born: 04/02/94
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $2,351,838
Toronto went 17-5 on the nights Leonard was load-managed but is unlikely to play on a 63-win pace for a full season with him playing alongside Paul George on the Clippers. But Lowry won’t slight the talent that remains, with OG Anunoby expected to rebound from a lost season and Pascal Siakam looking to build on winning the league’s Most Improved Player award. “He’s going to get paid,” Lowry said of Siakam. “Y’all see he did it last year. For a guy like that, you’ve just got to keep improving and keep going.”
Finally — and this factor should not be underestimated even though economic globalization has been slowed by a political backlash — the NBA has more of a global following than any other sport other than soccer. The NBA’s global success is heavily attributed to the fact that its players increasingly come from abroad. In the 2018 playoffs, for example, the number of international players hit a peak of 62, originating from 33 different countries. The winner this year, the Raptors, not only for the first time came from outside the U.S., but also their roster is heavily international, including center Marc Gasol, rising star Pascal Siakam and several players on its bench, notably Serge Ibaka and OG Anunoby (who was injured in the playoffs but is sure to get much more playing time this year). In 2017-18, the number of international players in the league topped 100, for the fourth straight year.
Siakam — the NBA’s most improved player in 2019 — was out in L.A. when we asked about The Klaw bailing on the 6 right after he helped win them a title … and he’s not sweatin’ it one bit. “We’re still the champs right now, so I’m still enjoying that,” Siakam said. “Imma figure out next season, next season.” The 25-year-old is coming off a breakout year for the Dinos … and even being the center of trade talks ain’t bothering Siakam. “It’s the NBA … sh*t happens. It’s the NBA. It’s a business.”