2. Pascal Siakam makes All-NBA Second Team
Siakam is one of the few players in NBA history with more All-NBA nominations (two) than All-Star games (one). While he barely squeaked onto the third team last season, a healthy Siakam should be able to blitz through the Eastern Conference and prove his quality on a larger scale.
From December 28 onward, Siakam’s per-game averages were slightly below 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists. While he will allegedly be in for a smaller diet of minutes to preserve his health, Toronto will still put the ball in No. 43’s hands when the game is on the line.
Pascal Siakam will be the Toronto Raptors’ best player.
Now that Siakam has been named an All-NBA performer, the legions of trolls who reply “Beyblade” and bring up his poor bubble performance have been thoroughly shut up. Making All-NBA again would not only further humiliate those trolls, but it would make him even more well-compensated.
Siakam could be on the pathway to a supermax contract if he makes All-NBA again, placing him in a very elite tier among his peers in the NBA. A herald of what basketball is starting to look like across the league, the positionless wonder is ready to unleash hell on the court.