April 28, 2017, 9:15 am
The 27th overall pick of the 2016 draft, Pascal Siakam took home Finals MVP honors after the Raptors 905 dispatched the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in their best of three series.
Siakam scored 17 points with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in the final game. Fred Van Vleet added 28 points with 14 assists and Bruno Coboclo poured in 31 points with 11 rebounds and five triples. Siakam played in 55 games for the Raptors this season, starting 38 of them. He averaged 4.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 15.6 minutes. If Serge Ibaka does not resign, expect Siakam’s role to grow next year and potentially be a deep league target for his defensive stats and occasional three pointer.