NBA insider Sam Amick from The Athletic reported that the Golden State Warriors had a desire to trade for Pascal Siakam from the Toronto Raptors. Nevertheless, Siakam expressed a reluctance to be traded to the Warriors.
The Warriors currently hold a 18-22 record for the season, placing them in 12th position in the Western Conference standings. Given Siakam’s upcoming unrestricted free agency this summer, it’s probable that he would not have chosen to re-sign with the Warriors.
Siakam is currently posting impressive stats this season, averaging 22.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.3 blocks. His shooting percentages include 52.2% from the field, 31.7% from beyond the arc, and 75.8% from the free-throw line. Despite his $37.9 million salary, Siakam’s agent, Todd Ramasar, conveyed that Siakam is content with the Indiana Pacers, expressing enthusiasm about the opportunity with the organization.
Ramasar highlighted the first-class nature of the Pacers’ front office, and Siakam is said to be excited about his future with the team. The Pacers now boast two standout players, with Siakam joining All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton on their roster.
While the Warriors are open to trades to enhance the roster supporting Stephen Curry, their current players may not be highly regarded in NBA circles, limiting their trade value.