Hawks Had a Trade Proposal for All-Star Pascal Siakam, Rejected By the Raptors

Toronto Raptors Pascal Siakam attends the 3rd annual NBA Awards in 2019
Toronto Raptors Pascal Siakam attends the 3rd annual NBA Awards in 2019. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock (12595195ar)

The Atlanta Hawks reportedly tried to acquire All-Star Pascal Siakam this offseason, but their offer was rejected by the Toronto Raptors.

In a recent report published on The Athletic, NBA insider Shams Charania wrote that the Raptors are willing to listen to offers from Siakam as they lean towards a rebuild. However, there hasn’t been much traction in talks with other teams, and only the Hawks made an official offer.

According to Charania, the Hawks offered a package that included forwards De’Andre Hunter and AJ Griffin alongside draft compensation. The Raptors ended up passing on the proposal, and the teams are yet to engage in another round of talks.

The Hawks are reportedly still interested in Siakam and might return with another offer at a later date. But they don’t intend to overpay for the 29-year-old forward and would be comfortable entering the 2023-24 NBA season with the current roster.

Pascal Siakam currently has one year left on the four-year, $130 million extension he signed with the Raptors back in 2019. He is coming off his best season as a pro, having averaged a career-high 24.2 points and 5.8 assists alongside 7.8 rebounds per game in 2022-23. Siakam won the NBA Most Improved Player award in 2019 and has two All-Star selections on his resume.