1. Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have been slipping lately, which could make them more motivated than ever to get some sort of deal done. Before their recent run of poor form, the Pacers looked every bit like the offensive juggernaut who was slicing and dicing even the best defenses in the league.
The Pacers have their star guard in Tyrese Haliburton along with an offense perfectly catered to his skillset. After years of playing with terrible spacing in the Raptors' offense, Siakam going to Indiana would be like eating at a private table at Nobu after a week stranded in the desert.
The Indiana Pacers could trade for Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam.
Buddy Hield has come up as a name that would likely head back to Toronto in any sort of Siakam or OG Anunoby trade, and Benneduct Mathruin shouldn't be considered a no-doubt lock to stay in Indiana. Siakam will cost a ton, and the Pacers need to show they are willing to pay that price.
While the Pacers might be a few pieces away from truly becoming a contender, Siakam would be one heck of a way to start building a more sustainable winner. Of course, Indiana won't get him without paying a hefty fee that others in the East might be willing to meet.