5. Pascal Siakam
Things in Toronto could look extremely different one year from now. Fred VanVleet departed for Houston in free agency after the Raptors missed the playoffs. Was that the first in a series of moves that leads to a total rebuild? Siakam is entering the final year of his contract. Despite expressing his desire to stay, there have been more trade rumors than extension rumblings so far.
Toronto has set a massive asking price for the two-time All-Star, but what if he is unwilling to sign an extension? Siakam can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2024. If the Raptors do not want him, the 6’9 forward will be free to sign with any team.
Spicy P averaged 24.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 0.9 steals in 37.5 minutes per game last season. Imagine his versatile skill set next to Victor Wembanyama in San Antonio. Siakam defends well on the perimeter and solves the Spurs' playmaking needs. Wemby can protect the rim and help him form an unstoppable dual big-man pick-and-roll combination.
Pascal Siakam helped the Raptors win the title in 2019. He values the franchise and wants to be part of their organization. If Toronto moves on, there is no better place to go than the San Antonio Spurs, especially as they build around Wemby for the next 15 years.