Toronto Raptors Forward Pascal Siakam Dominates Charlotte Hornets

The Toronto Raptors may not know what the remainder of the 2022-23 season holds, but at least they know they still have an incredible asset in forward Pascal Siakam. The seventh-year player hit an incredible 11 of his 13 field goal attempts for 35 points in a 124-114 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night. Siakam also added seven rebounds and three assists to his incredibly efficient night. The one-time All Star is scoring a career-high 26.1 points per game this season. 

As solid as Siakam has been this year, the Raptors find themselves 19-23 and 11th in the Eastern Conference and find themselves in limbo approaching the February 9th trade deadline. They don't seem particularly close to contention, but things could change rapidly in the coming weeks if they decide to be buyers or sellers. Should they make Siakam available, he could radically transform the fortunes of a contending team.

The Raptors host the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night.   
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