August 5, 2020, 11:02 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam had a rough outing vs. the Magic on Wednesday and committed seven turnovers, but was still was a plus-13 in the +/- column, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs.
Siakam also added six boards, two triples, one assist and one steal. While this game was a bit of a disappointment, there's no reason to doubt that he'll bounce-back to his top-35 form sooner rather than later.
August 2, 2020, 12:01 amPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol started at center for the Raptors on Saturday but didn't have much to show for his 25 minutes on the floor, recording just eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds and two assists.
Gasol missed both of his shot attempts from downtown and failed to record a steal or a block in this one. It's disappointing, considering Gasol is well-known for his ability to do a bit of everything. That said, the Lakers aren't an easy matchup and we expect to see better games from him soon enough.
August 1, 2020, 11:58 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam struggled against the tough Laker defense on Saturday, going 5-for-17 from the field to finish with 15 points in 37 minutes of action.
It's a sign that Siakam is a true star when he showed that he was able to adjust his play when faced with adversity on the offensive end of the floor. He managed to chip in a bit in other areas, compiling nine rebounds, two 3s, three assists, two steals and two blocks to round out his line for the night, which isn't half bad at all from a fantasy perspective. The across-the-board production helped balm the sting of his dismal shooting. Again, it was the Lakers' defense that gave him trouble, so expect a bounce-back performance sooner rather than later.
July 26, 2020, 9:27 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam had a decent outing on Sunday against the Blazers, registering 16 points (5-of-13 FG), six rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one turnover.
With a healthy roster around him Siakam will not have to carry all of the offensive load for the Raptors at this point, and it'll be interesting to track how his field goal percentage moves (.459) as a result, but he remains the go-to option in Toronto. He led the team with 25 minutes in this one, and his ability to deliver in every category is going to lock him into top-35 value in all formats.
July 24, 2020, 10:26 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam was solid for the Raptors on Friday, chipping in an efficient 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 at the line.
Siakam also added five boards and two steals to round out his line for the night. Siakam is a solid and safe bet to deliver top-30 value in 9-cat roto scoring once the season resumes on July 30.
July 20, 2020, 9:38 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Raptors head coach a Nick Nurse said that the Raptors probably won’t have their full lineup in any of their three scrimmages.
The Raptors are easing their players back into the flow of things and this approach is something that’s been seen across many other teams prepping for the resumption of the league in Orlando. The lengthy multi-month hiatus from competitive basketball is something teams have to offset and work back from at a controlled and steady pace.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
July 20, 2020, 3:19 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam continued his rise through the NBA ranks, posting top-35 value while taking another big step forward.
Siakam has still been playing basketball for less than a decade, so it's scary to think that there may be more room to grow despite him being 26 already. Tasked with a primary scoring load after Kawhi Leonard's departure, Siakam unveiled a new bevy of moves and looked to be a more confident shooter, even if increasing volume and defensive attention hurt his efficiency. He finished the fantasy year with averages of 23.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.9 blocks, 2.2 threes and a .459 mark from the field. While this was the first season of Siakam's career in which he finished under .500 from the field, it's hard to say it was anything other than a rousing success in his first run as the unquestioned top dog.
June 16, 2020, 8:47 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors will be the first team scheduled to arrive in Orlando to kick off the league's six-stage proposal to resume play.
The Raptors are the only team that has to travel across an international border to get to the location to resume the season (Orlando), so commissioner Adam Silver is making sure that he brings them to Florida first. There has been some doubt as to the team's ability to return to action using the same procedures as the other 29 teams due to the fact that they play their home games in Canada so it makes sense for the NBA to plan ahead. Shams Charania is reporting that players will have until June 24 to decide whether or not the will take part in the league's restart plan. More decisions will continue trickling down in the coming weeks.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 11:39 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam scored 27 points with 11 rebounds, eight dimes and two triples on Monday.
Siakam was 9-for-18 from the floor and made all seven of his free throws. Although the scoring numbers and popcorn stats were there, we saw zero defensive numbers and five turnovers which otherwise would have been a perfect performance.
March 6, 2020, 1:15 amPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam struggled on offense in Thursday's win, scoring 17 points on 5-of-17 shooting to go with five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block.
Siakam had trouble getting to his usual spots on offense tonight, so the rest of the Raptors picked up the slack like they usually do. It was just a bad offensive night for a usually stellar player. He did deliver a big and-one bucket late in the fourth to help put the game away, but the 0-for-7 mark from deep really hurt his line tonight.
March 4, 2020, 12:27 amPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam led the Raptors to a 123-114 road win over the Suns with a game-high 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers in 43 minutes on Tuesday.
With the Raptors short a pair of big men, Siakam was on the court nearly the entire game. His production has stayed very consistent all season as a top-35 player. While he's a much-improved player over last season, Siakam's efficiency has taken a hit as his volume has increased. That's a spot where we could see him improve in the future.
March 1, 2020, 9:01 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam had a mixed performance against the Nuggets on Sunday, going for 16 points (6-of-21 FG), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
The across the boxscore showing saved Siakam's night, but that shooting is a hard one to swallow. He also went for four turnovers in a game that you should just put on the backburner and look ahead to the next one. Siakam should be able to put together a better offensive showing against the Suns on Tuesday.
February 28, 2020, 11:36 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam had a nice all-around game on Friday vs. the Hornets, finishing with 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes.
Siakam went 5-of-9 from the stripe on Friday, which is the only spot he hurt fantasy owners. He's only getting better overall, though, and has been very good over the last two weeks. During that time, he sits inside the top-30 and should carry a lot of managers into and through the fantasy playoffs.
February 25, 2020, 11:36 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam splashed five 3-pointers on his way to 22 points (6-of-14 FGs) on Tuesday in a home loss to the Bucks while adding six rebounds, three assists and a block in 38 minutes.
It's the third time in five games that Siakam has drained at least five 3-pointers. Siakam just continues to improve, tossing in more threes and even a few more blocks recently. He probably won't make it to Giannis Antetokounmpo's level in reality, but with the discrepancy in free throw percentage and threes, he's nearly caught him in fantasy production.
February 23, 2020, 9:00 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam was good for 21 points (8-of-12 FG, 4-of-5 FT), three assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and one block against the Pacers on Sunday.
Siakam's strong shooting made this a decent performance, and he is typically a strong rebounder for the Raptors. It's nice to see his shooting so strong out of the break, perhaps the rest will give him a second wind down the stretch of the fantasy season.