Former Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan proclaimed that Pascal Siakam can be the greatest player in franchise history. How true is that sentiment?
After nine seasons with the Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan built a legacy and earned himself a seat at the roundtable of the greatest ever players in franchise history. He’s joined by the likes of Vince Carter, Kyle Lowry, and Chris Bosh. Those four players are undoubtedly on the Mt. Rushmore of Raptors greats.
After that, the list is pretty open, but according to DeMar DeRozan, Pascal Siakam has the formula to join the list of great players. In fact, DeRozan thinks Pascal Siakam can surpass everyone and become the best player in Toronto Raptors history.
The two recently had a quick catchup on Instagram Live; they spoke about everything from their time spent together on the Raptors to their anticipation over getting back onto the court. With the league currently on hiatus due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the chances of it happening any time soon are slim.
Still, that didn’t stop the two discussing basketball and that’s when DeRozan dropped the bomb that Pascal Siakam can surpass Kyle Lowry as the greatest Toronto Raptor of all-time. That’s right, folks, DeRozan agrees that Lowry is the best player in franchise history.
Siakam is currently on his way to superstardom and averaged 23.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game, shooting 46-percent from the field and 36-percent from three in his fourth season in the NBA. Just one season earlier, he was crowned the NBA’s Most Improved Player and won a title with the Raptors.
It’ll take some time, but can Pascal Siakam become the greatest player in franchise history, and if so, how will he achieve such a feat?