3 Pacers the Raptors must target in a Pascal Siakam trade amid latest rumors

The Raptors could be set up nicely for the future if they trade Siakam

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1. PF Jarace Walker

This is the big fish out there. Due to Indiana's frontcourt depth, Walker has spent most of his time in the G League. However, after proving to be way too talented for that level of competition, the recent No. 8 overall pick needs to be given an opportunity to show he can be a starter in the pros.

Walker is a player who seems almost perfect for an Ujiri offense. Between his 240-pound frame, defensive chops, and versatility, Walker was a menace in college. Indiana's front office should be smart enough to see that Walker, Siakam, and Myles Turner can't all get along in the frontcourt.

The Toronto Raptors could try to trade for Jarace Walker.

What could make Walker a tough sell is the fact he is another offensively deficient player who could take a lot of time and energy before he's ready for primetime. After finally ridding themselves of Precious Achiuwa, Toronto may add a player who shares many similarities in their style of play.

Walker certainly has his warts, and his role in place of Siakam in the starting lineup might be cause for some serious growing pains early on, but No. 8 overall picks very rarely become available for trade during their rookie seasons. If they are set on a trade, Walker could be the start of a quality return.

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