1. Pascal Siakam challenges himself.
Raptors fans around the world know what a unique talent Pascal Siakam is, as very few teams possess a player with his combination of on-court excellence, leadership, and potential for growth in the short and long term. Siakam continues to be underrated by the powers that be in the NBA media.
Siakam himself is not lacking confidence in himself, as he believes that he is capable of becoming a top-five player in the league, per TSN’s Josh Lewnberg. Siakam has some notable names to pass in that pursuit, but he thinks he’s got the juice needed to pass them up.
Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam could evolve into a true superstar.
While top five might be too lofty a goal for him to reach in the immediate future, it’s not crazy to suggest he could go into the top 15 in the next year or two. Replicating last year’s performance might be enough to get him a very shiny third All-NBA team hanging off his career totals,
Siakam has rarely lacked confidence in the NBA, and that bullheaded desire to just keep his head down and plow through whoever or whatever is in his way might lead to him joining this very select club. We may see Siakam add some more silverware to his trophy case.