The Toronto Raptors have traded forward Pascal Siakam to the Indiana Pacers for guard Bruce Brown, forward Jordan Nwora, and first-round picks. The New Orleans Pelicans are facilitating the deal, sending guard Kira Lewis, Jr. to the Raptors.
A deal for the two-time NBA All-Star has been widely rumored, as his contract is expiring at the end of the current season.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news:
BREAKING: The Indiana Pacers are finalizing a trade to acquire All-Star F Pascal Siakam in a deal that will send Bruce Brown, Jordan Nwora and three first-round picks to the Toronto Raptors. New Orleans will be a third team in deal, sending Kira Lewis to the Raptors.
Indiana is sending two 2024 first-rounders and a 2026 first to the Raptors, sources said. New Orleans sends a second-round pick to Indiana.
Siakam has averaged 22.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists in 39 appearances for the Raptors this season.
Brown averages 12.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game, with 33 appearances this season. Nwora has posted 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 18 games.
Lewis has played 15 games this year, averaging 2,9 points and 1,2 assists.
The Portland Trail Blazers face the Indiana Pacers on Friday night at 7:00 PM, Pacific. Siakam may or may not be available for that game based on travel and post-trade medical examinations. Odds are that he will not play that evening, as the turnaround would be tight.