Raptors Trade All-Star Pascal Siakam To Pacers For Bruce Brown And Three 1st-Round Picks

Photo: Instagram/Pascal Siakam 

The Toronto Raptors have officially traded All-Star forward Pascal Siakam to the Indiana Pacers. 

The Pacers, in return, will send Bruce Brown Jr. and three valuable first-round draft picks to the Raptors. Siakam, 29, is set to join the Pacers alongside standout point guard Tyrese Halliburton and the versatile center Myles Turner. 

The trade signals a shift in Toronto's strategy as they continue their rebuilding process, marked by the earlier trade of O.G. Anunoby to the New York Knicks in December.

Photo: Instagram/Pascal Siakam

Siakam's departure from Toronto follows a successful tenure, including two All-Star appearances. His arrival in Indiana adds firepower to a team that has impressed this season, currently led by the emerging Halliburton.

Bruce Brown Jr., a 27-year-old guard known for his defensive prowess, joins the Raptors after a pivotal role with the Denver Nuggets in their championship run last season. 

His departure leaves a void in the Pacers' offensive scheme, ranking 26th in the NBA in defensive rating. Both Siakam and Brown are playing on expiring contracts, with Siakam reportedly seeking a max extension. 

The Raptors, in exchange for their star player, not only secure a promising defender in Brown but also acquire a substantial cache of first-round draft picks, emphasizing their commitment to the future. (Source: NBA)


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