With the deadline looming, Siakam’s representatives are on their way to Toronto and further meetings are expected over the coming days. While Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that it was “almost a certainty” the team will reach an agreement with Siakam before Monday’s deadline, no one I spoke with was quite as definitive, although both sides said things were trending positively and hopeful that Monday’s deadline will get them to the finish line.

Siakam, Raptors a lock for an extension agreement?

It’s almost a certainty that emerging star Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors will come to terms on an extension before Monday’s deadline for rookie-scale extension candidates. The Cameroon native is the only player remaining from the 2016 NBA draft class considered to be a virtual lock to get a deal completed before the deadline, which is quite an accomplishment for the No. 27 overall pick. However, in order to finalize the agreement between the two sides, a maximum contract offer will be required, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
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