Predicting the Toronto Raptors All-Star weekend participants

Toronto Raptors- Kyle Lowry (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Toronto Raptors – Pascal Siakam (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /

All-Star Game

Pascal Siakam

After narrowly missing out on last year’s All-Star Game, Pascal Siakam will hopefully be able to make amends and feature in Chicago in 2020. Out of the whole Raptors roster, it’s likely that Pascal Siakam will be the sole representative of the North unless Kyle Lowry becomes a six-time NBA All-Star.

From 2014 until 2019, the Raptors have been consistently represented at the All-Star Game. If Siakam can adjust to life as the fulcrum of the Toronto Raptors offense, we’ll seven seasons of Raptors stars in an All-Star Game.

Even without Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors have a plethora of options to put beside Siakam. There’s a reason they won a title – and it goes beyond Leonard carrying the team at times. Despite Leonard’s reputation as an All-World defender, it was actually Pascal Siakam who deserved to be crowned as the best defender on the Raptors last season.

It won’t be his defense that gets him voted into the All-Star Game, though. His unique blend of offense, along with his development of a consistent jumper – which saw him shot 37-percent from three last season – could be what gets him there.

Siakam could likely average 23 points this season, and as one of the best power forwards in the league last year, he’ll look to build on his potential and make it to the final event of the weekend.

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If there’s anyone who could represent the Raptors in Chicago this year, it will be Pascal Siakam, a rising star in the NBA.