Raptors and Siakam agree to no option contract extension

Eduardo Harari
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@edharari

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


TORONTO. - The Toronto Raptors and Pascal Siakam have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension that includes no player or club options at its conclusion.

“Pascal has been relentless in everything he has achieved,” Raptors general manager Bobby Webster said. “He has embraced our development philosophies from Day One, he’s one of us and a unique talent. He has improved himself every season without cutting any corners. He is a testament to hard work paying off and we’re thrilled that he will continue his career here in Toronto.

”Entering his fourth season with the Raptors, Siakam holds career averages of 10.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 23.5 minutes in 216 regular-season appearances. He was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2018-19 season after posting career-high averages for points (16.9), rebounds (6.9) and assists (3.1) while making a career-best 79 three-pointers. Siakam scored a career-high 44 points Feb. 13, 2019 vs. Washington - one of 26 games he recorded with 20 or more points, which ranked second on the team. He also earned a career-high 18 double-doubles. During the post-season Siakam ranked second in Toronto’s NBA championship run averaging 19.0 points and 7.1 rebounds in 24 playoff games.

A native of Cameroon, Siakam was selected 27th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft following two seasons at New Mexico State. He was named the 2017 NBA G League Finals MVP after helping Raptors 905 earn its first championship.