To date, Raptor Pascal Siakam's wing is no longer a shock. Of course, the 24-year-old dropped 44 in Washington a few weeks ago was surprising, but no one doubts that Siakam is one of the best basketball players in the Eastern Conference. Perhaps the only unknown quantity in Siakam's game is what might actually be his ceiling because he is still looking for new ways to tackle the enemies at the Raptors conference. of Spicy P, with Siakam scoring 25 points for only 16 shots. He started hot, hitting three corner three arrows in the first quarter, when Boston unexpectedly relaxed by someone who fired at 48.6 percent of the deep in February: r, The gemstone of his trucks and funky post-moves was a transition from coast to coast , after having caught one of his two thefts at night. He may not make a step toward Yanis Antechukunpo's video game, but he has the same ruthlessness to attack the basket of a quick pause. for him on Tuesday. Take this janky post-up of the smaller and potentially deceptive Kyrie Irving. Siakam never seems to control his stretchy limbs, but as he is so experienced, he turns the probable turnover into an ugly float. Two points are two points:
On the other side of the floor, Siakam is still prone to loss in rotation, but his pure athleticism allows him to recover and close the rivals, as did Irving, In the midst of the third quarter:
Notice how Siakam hit Irving at the top of the rainbow to slow him down enough to cope with him to get the float in the crowd. This is a veteran move that has certainly been taken by Kawhi Leonard, one of the most indecent players in the league. Siakam could have made Leonard's career worse as a three and D prototype, although he was even more athletic than the former Spurs. composition: Raptors are 13.3 points better than opponents when on the floor, compared to 6.7 for Leonard and 7.6 for Kyle Lowry. (Note from: Man, Raptors are good.) His true shooting rate has risen to 61.6% this month, even taking more shots than ever (14.7 per game); this percentage is second only to Snipper Danny Green.
How do you slow Siakam? The best teams in the Eastern Conference will have to understand this soon. Focus on him and he is skilled enough to find one of his theoretically more talented teammates, but leave him alone, as the Celtics did in the first quarter, and may shoot you in oblivion. Even when Siakam has an offensive in the evening, he is a sufficiently secure defender to confuse the opponent's game.