Insider: Sources ‘surprised’ Pascal Siakam trade to Pacers not completed yet

The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors were deep in talks on a trade featuring forward Pascal Siakam on Tuesday, and it is believed those talks are ongoing.Pascal Siakam

In fact, many are expecting it to eventually happen — and Siakam will end up in Indiana. Per Sam Amick and Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Pacers would send guard/forward Bruce Brown and three first-rounders (and salary filler) back to Toronto.

Some suspect Indiana shooting guard Buddy Hield could also be part of the trade.

According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, people familiar with the talks were surprised the deal was not completed by Tuesday evening. That could indicate some hesitancy on one of the sides.

Fischer wrote that the talks left “several parties familiar with the negotiations surprised that no agreement or finality came before games began that evening.”

Siakam,29 is averaging 22.2 points, 6.3 rebounds this season, shooting 52 percent from the floor and 32 percent on 3-pointers. He is one of the top forwards in the NBA.

The 2018-19 Most Improved Player of the Year, he carries NBA career averages of 17.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Meanwhile, Brown is in his first season with the Pacers after winning a championship with the Denver Nuggets in 2023. He arrived via free agency and is averaging 12.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He is also shooting 48 percent from the field and 33 percent on 3-pointers.

He is also Indiana’s highest-paid player at $22 million this season, with a $23 million player option for next.

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