Pascal Siakam was drafted in the first round (27th pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. The rookie out of New Mexico State appeared in 55 games for Toronto with 38 starts and averaged 16 minutes per contest. Siakam's NBA debut occurred on opening night, Oct. 26 during a home win over Detroit. The rookie started and delivered four points, nine rebounds and one steal over 22 minutes in the win. "Spicy P" started the Raptors first 34 games of the season and during that spell posted per game averages of 4.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks over 19 minutes per contest. But then Siakam appeared to hit the rookie wall in late December, when he saw minimal minutes and was shifted to a bench support role. Siakam's minutes further declined when the Raptors acquired veterans Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker at the trade deadline. Over the last 48 games of the regular season, Siakam would appear in 21 contest with four starts and averaged 11 minutes per game. The Raptors ended the season at 51-31 and defeated the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs, but lost to Cleveland in the second round. Siakam appeared briefly in two of Toronto's 10 post-season games.2017
Pascal Siakam appeared in 81 games during the regular season for the Toronto Raptors in 2017-18, his second season with the franchise. He started five of those contests. Siakam averaged career highs across the board with 7.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. He scored in double figures on 24 separate occasions during the regular season. Siakam scored a career-high 20 points at Golden State on Oct. 25. He snared a season-best nine rebounds on Apr. 8 against the Orlando Magic. On Feb. 28, the New Mexico State product arguably had the best game of his season when he delivered 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block, plus 7-of-9 shooting, during a win at Orlando. The Raptors finished at 59-23 and defeated the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs before losing to Cleveland in the second round. "Spicey P" appeared in all 10 of Toronto's playoff games that season. He averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per playoff clash. He had his best game of the playoffs in the clinching win over the Washington Wizards in Round 1. In that Game 6, Siakam tallied 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks, as the Raptors finished off the Wizards by a score of 102-92 and won the series.2018
Siakam was the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2018-2019. He played in 80 games during the regular season with the Toronto Raptors, starting 79 of those contests. The Cameroon native averaged career highs of 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest. Siakam shot an impressive 54.9 percent from the field. That mark was 19th in the NBA. He notched 18 double-doubles during the regular season. He torched the Washington Wizards on Feb. 13 for a career-high 44 points. During the regular season, Siakam scored at least 30 points on five different occasions. He took his game to even greater heights during Toronto's magical championship run in the playoffs. Siakam registered six double-doubles in 24 playoff contests. He tallied 32 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. He had team highs of 26 points and 10 rebounds in the title-clinching Game 6 win.
June 23, 2016Drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft.
July 9, 2016Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Toronto Raptors
October 21, 2019Signed a multi-year contract with the Toronto Raptors (Signing is extension on rookie deal signed in 2016)