October 17, 2019, 1:09 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam's representatives are on the way to Toronto and will discuss a contract extension in the coming days, according to Michael Grange of SportsNet.
This follows a report from Chris Haynes that called a Siakam extension "almost a certainty," and both sides have been public in their desire to get a deal done. While Siakam is almost surely aiming for a max contract, the Raptors may not want to go quite that high in hopes of leaving as much cap space as possible for the summer of 2021. Even so, Siakam is the team's next building block and this doesn't figure to turn into a contentious negotiation. The deadline for an extension is October 21.