4 Pacers players Raptors may acquire in Pascal Siakam trade salary filler

Who is coming back to Toronto?

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The Toronto Raptors are now stuck in a very weird limbo with star power forward Pascal Siakam. While Shams Charania tweeted that Toronto and the Indiana Pacers are in discussions regarding a trade that would send Pascal over to the Midwest for multiple first-round picks, nothing has been finalized yet.

The only player Charania singled out as potentially heading to Toronto is versatile guard Bruce Brown, who just signed a very expensive contract with the Pacers in the offseason. Outside of that, the players who could be donning Raptors jerseys as salary filler are still complete unknowns.

Could that player be another veteran like Buddy Hield? Will the Raptors try to get any of Indiana's best young players? Will names like Bennedict Mathurin or Jarace Walker be in the deal? At this point, everything is up in the air with minimal clarity as to who may actually come back to Toronto.

If the Raptors have their way and do a good job of putting the screws to Kevin Pritchard and Indiana, they could end up with any number of these four players coming back in return. Toronto could get a strong collection of players without forcing the Pacers to part with Walker or Mathurin.

4 players who could come to Toronto Raptors as Pascal Siakam "salary filler."

PF/C Jalen Smith

Smith might be pushed out of a larger role after Siakam comes to town, but the former lottery pick's rejuvenation in Indiana could continue in Toronto. Smith grades out as a solid scorer as both a power forward and center in Indiana's lightning offense.

PF Obi Toppin

Toppin is shooting over 42% from 3-point range and leading the NBA in field goal percentage on shots inside the arc. His efficiency has skyrocketed after being traded away from the New York Knicks, and linking back up with his old teammates in RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley could keep things cooking.

PG Andrew Nembhard

A Canadian guard Toronto coveted in the draft with ties to RJ Barrett, Nembhard could be a tough get for the Raptors. If they manage to land him, however, it's easy to see where his creative passing and pesky defense can help this team improve.

SF Jordan Nwora

Nwora has been at the end of the Pacers' bench for most of the season, but he did average 13.0 points per game in 24 games with Indiana this past year. Toronto could do much worse if they want to take a flier on a young wing who can shoot and plug him into their rotation.

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