1. Pascal Siakam
Siakam is in the final year of his contract and the Raptors are facing a tough decision. They missed the playoff last season and lost Fred VanVleet in free agency. Toronto re-signed Jakob Poeltl and added Dennis Schroder to replace FVV. Do they plan on returning to the playoffs in 2024, or is it time to rebuild?
There have been more trade rumors than extension rumblings for Siakam. He wants to stay in Toronto, but are the Raptors willing to give him a long-term deal? If not, expect the two-time All-Star to be on the trade block before the deadline.
Could the Warriors go all-in on winning the title by adding Siakam? It is not out of the question. Stephen Curry and company are hungry for their fifth championship ring and need an upgrade to be considered favorites. Pascal Siakam could be just that piece if the Warriors decide to make a bold move.
Will the Golden State Warriors make a massive splash before the trade deadline? It likely depends on how Chris Paul plays and if he is healthy. A vintage CP3 could make the Dubs title favorites or the Warriors may be searching for that piece at the deadline. Stay tuned to find out.