As reported in the Oct. 4 edition of Inside Pass, Toronto Raptors rising star Pascal Siakam is seeking a maximum contract — either a four-year, $130 million deal or a five-year, $170 million deal — in his extension discussions. That hasn’t changed, as Siakam’s representatives and the Raptors plan to keep discussing a deal between now and Monday night’s deadline. Siakam has built himself into a franchise cornerstone since being the No. 27 overall pick in 2016. He is expected to take another jump this season, and, whether it is now or next summer, he is on the verge of a max deal.