Pascal Siakam is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
Siakam played college basketball for the New Mexico State Aggies and was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2016.
Pascal Siakam: Injury, Trade, Contract, Stats, Espn
Siakam has missed the Raptors’ first 10 games this season due to shoulder surgery in June.
While Siakam is arguably Toronto’s best player, the Raptors have played well in his absence, going 6-4. The 27-year-old Siakam has accomplished a great deal in five NBA seasons since Toronto selected him 27th in the 2016 draft.
It was the opposite of the moment Siakam got the news this past summer that he would require surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Warriors saw Pascal Siakam tear them apart on the game’s biggest stage. The then-25-year-old put all his skills on display in dicing up the Warriors to the tune of 32 points on 14-for-17 shooting in the Toronto Raptors’ Game 1 win in the 2019 NBA Finals.
“It felt good, felt good, again, for the first time in a long time,” Siakam said after the game.
“I just think I have been through a lot. I remember when [Raptors vice president of health and performance Alex McKechnie] was telling me, ‘Oh, you have to get a surgery,’ and it was like my first surgery, obviously I was super scared. I remember crying.”
The New Mexico State product signed a four-year, $136 million contract that pays him just over $30 million this year and will help him earn $37 million in 2023-24, the last year of the deal.
Pascal Siakam signed a 4 year / $136,905,216 contract with the Toronto Raptors, including $136,905,216 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $34,226,304.
In 2021-22, Siakam will earn a base salary of $33,003,936, while carrying a cap hit of $33,003,936 and a dead cap value of $33,003,936.
|Contract:||4 yr(s) / $136,905,216|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$136,905,216|
|Signed Using:||Rookie Maximum Extension/Bird|
|Free Agent:||2024 / UFA|
In 2019, Siakam would lead the Raptors win the NBA title while also winning the league’s Most Improved Player Award, making him the first player to win both awards in the same season.
In the 2019–20 season, he was named an NBA All-Star for the first time as a starter. In 2020, he was named to his first All-NBA Team.
After receiving offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, All-Star forward Pascal Siakam was unable to start the season for the Toronto Raptors.
10 games into the season, it has been confirmed by Raptors head coach Nick Nurse that Siakam will make his debut on Sunday, Nov.
Raptors assistant Sergio Scariolo slid over into the head coach’s chair, leading the team to a 122-111 win over the Rockets in Tampa, Florida.