The Raptors may have gone 0-3 this week but Pascal Siakam still gave Toronto Raptor fans reasons to smile.
Aside from his spicy play on the court this week (which we’ll get to in a second) Siakam was also amazing off the court, giving his mom THE most generous gift possible for Mother’s Day yesterday. Siakam shared a special moment between him and his family on his Instagram account when he presented his mom with a new family home.
As Siakam mentioned during the video, the Cameroonian native tragically lost his father in a car accident back in 2014. Making his father proud has motivated him throughout his career and he’s also done an amazing job supporting and providing for his family.
On the hardwood, Siakam started the week with a career performance in a big-time game against the Washington Wizards that went right down to the wire. The Raptors lost 131-129 in overtime, but you can’t overlook Siakam’s 44 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists. According to StatMuse Spicy P, Kawhi Leonard, and Vince Carter as the only Raptors players to post at least 40 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in a game in franchise history.
Prior to the Raptors matchup against the Wizards, Siakam finished off his strong road trip in Los Angeles with 24 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and three steals in a loss against the Clippers.
Siakam was also off to a strong start against the Memphis Grizzlies with 18 points, four assists, and three rebounds in 30 minutes of play. Unfortunately, Siakam left the game with a left shoulder strain and his status for the rest of the season remains unclear with four games remaining on the Raptors’ regular season schedule.
The Raptors haven’t mathematically been eliminated from the play-in tournament yet, but their fate as a lottery team in this year’s upcoming NBA draft seems certain. Siakam may or may not be healthy enough to finish the season for the Raptors, but his future must be prioritized. Until further notice, he is still Toronto’s most promising young star with a good head on his shoulders.