Makes Sense: Brooklyn Nets
The Nets are in a weird position. They have three or four players that could conceivably be tremendous third scorers on contending teams, but no alpha who can take command of that locker room. Siakam would instantly become the top scorer Brooklyn has to offer.
Mikal Bridges isn't going anywhere, and Nic Claxton is becoming one of the best big men in the game. Outside of that, Brooklyn likely isn't going to be loyal to many of their players, be they veterans or potential young gambles like first-round picks Noah Clowney and Dariq Whitehead.
The Brooklyn Nets could try to trade for Pascal Siakam.
If the Raptors aren’t interested in absorbing Ben Simmons’ contract (and why would they be), they can still try to pilfer names like Cam Johnson, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Dorian Finney-Smith. With the Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving trades netting some solid returns, Brooklyn has multiple top picks to play with.
It might seem counterintuitive to improve another division rival in the Nets after moving OG Anunoby to the Knicks, but Brooklyn is in the best position for a potential Siakam buyer. They clearly need a player of his caliber, and their hypothetical package could set Toronto up nicely without destabilizing themselves.