Womp, womp. I’m glad Siakam feels the same way we all do. It’ll make it extremely easy to welcome Ben Simmons knowing he’s ready to move on from the Raptors
The only way Pascal Siakam is worth that REDICULOUS max deal he signed two years ago is if he has Kawhi Leonard on the floor. He’s a good small forward who gets frustrated by the physicality of the game. When he gets frustrated he implodes mentally and started to act like a petulant dick towards the end of last year.
Siakam was ‘suspended’ last year for blowing up at Nick Nurse. He’s been average or below average since the bubble. He clearly thinks he’s better than the franchise and that’s fucking music to my ears because I wanted to drive him to the airport 15 games into last season.
Siakam changed. Maybe he thinks he’s better than he is. Maybe he a Nurse just legitimately don’t like each other, but he went from being a legit happy go lucky NBA threat to an inconsistent, pouty-pissy-pants.
Giving him that deal after Kawhi split was a mistake and knowing he hates it here makes me very happy.