Toronto Raptors: Whose stock is rising/falling, plus two career-nights

Toronto Raptors - Pascal Siakam (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors - Pascal Siakam (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Toronto Raptors – Pascal Siakam (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Pascal Siakam – Stock Up

From one career-night to another, on the same night! Pascal Siakam recorded his sixth career-high points total this season, another notch on a great season, so far.

Siakam had more than just one good night this week though, he was by far the Raptors most outstanding player, as he has been for the past two weeks. Proving that he was well and truly snubbed from the All-Star game, Siakam brought the heat in all four games this week.

He averaged 22.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, and just over two assists across four tough fixtures, most notably were his performances against the Bucks and Hawks. Pascal had 28 points against the Bucks and it looked like he was en route to break his career-high in that game before a rather slow ending.

His performances in the wins against the Sixers and Clippers were solid, but it’s all about the Hawks game. Siakam had John Collins in a fit all evening, in what was a very fun match-up between to athletic guys with great motors. Pascal had the edge though, everything was falling when he was attacking the paint, and when the Hawks collapsed into him he multiple shooters in the corners.

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It was a perfect gameplan for a near-perfect game from Siakam, who also pulled down 14 rebounds, including four offensive rebounds. Pascal shot 38-percent from three this past week, a clear indicator that his shot is starting to fall a lot more often. Hopefully, he’ll continue the streak and his confidence will only skyrocket.

Definite All-Star, no doubt about it.