Pascal Siakam has another level to reach in the playoffs.
Siakam made his first All-Star appearance this season, a year after winning the NBA’s most improved player. He could have been in consideration for most improved after making another leap in the regular season.
There is still at least another level that Spicy P is capable of getting too. He improved his points-per-game from 16.9 to 23.1, his assists per game from 3.1 to 3.5 and his rebounds from 6.9 to 7.4 this season.
More from Toronto Raptors
- Toronto Raptors: Christian Koloko Highlights 2022 Summer League roster
- Toronto Raptors re-sign Chris Boucher, add Otto Porter Jr
- Toronto Raptors should not enter the Kevin Durant sweepstakes
- Toronto Raptors reportedly closing on extensions with VanVleet and Young
- Toronto Raptors get what they need in drafting Christian Koloko
The next step will be performing in the playoffs and taking over some games by himself. Siakam was solid in last year’s postseason but not spectacular; he is capable of being dynamite in these playoffs.
Siakam shot just 27.9% from 3-point range in last season’s playoffs. This season he is up to 36.2%.
Siakam is making the same number of threes, but much more efficiently. If he lets it rip a little bit more in the playoffs, he is poised to have some monster games.
The Raptors are designed in such a way that they don’t need a superstar since different guys step up night in and night out, but in Siakam, they have a guy who could be one. If P-Skills takes it up another notch in this postseason, the Raps may be having a socially distanced parade.
What’s your overall opinion of how the Toronto Raptors have performed so far in Orlando? How confident are you in their chances of repeating as NBA champions? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.