After breaking out the season before, Siakam took his game to new heights in 2019-20, making (and starting for) his first All-Star team in his fourth NBA season. He took over as the Raptors' main scoring option, averaging 35.2 minutes, 22.9 points, 2.2 threes, 7.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks -- all career highs -- over 60 games in the pandemic-shortened season. The Cameroonian forward also continued improving at the free-throw line, setting another personal best by hitting 79.2 percent of his shots from the charity stripe. Siakam racked up 34 points and 18 rebounds in the season opener Oct. 22 -- the first of his 12 double-doubles -- and never looked back. He went on to score 30-plus points on 15 separate occasions, including a career-high 44-point performance along with 10 rebounds on Nov. 8 against New Orleans. That performance helped Siakam win Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Nov. 4-10; he won it a second time for the week of Jan. 20-26. Then, on Jan. 30, Siakam collected a career-high five steals against the Cavaliers. Across Toronto's 11-game postseason run, Siakam averaged 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.1 steals. He double-doubled four times during the playoffs, including scoring 20 points with a career-high-exceeding 10 assists in the deciding Game 4 of Toronto's first-round sweep of the Nets. Following the regular season, Siakam was named to the All-NBA Second Team -- his first career All-NBA selection.2018
Siakam was the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2018-2019. He played in 80 games during the regular season with the Raptors, starting 79 of those contests. The Cameroon native averaged career highs of 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest. Siakam shot an impressive 54.9 percent from the field, good for 19th in the NBA. He notched 18 double-doubles during the regular season. On Jan. 13, he scored 24 points and pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds in a win over Washington. Exactly a month later, he torched the Wizards again, racking up a career-high 44 points along with 10 rebounds and three blocks. All in all, Siakam scored at least 30 points five times during the regular season. He took his game to even greater heights during Toronto's magical run to the NBA championship. Over the course of 24 playoff contests, Siakam registered six double-doubles. He tallied 32 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors. In the Raptors' title-clinching Game 6 win, Siakam paced his club with 26 points and 10 rebounds.2017
Siakam appeared in 81 games during the regular season for the Toronto Raptors in 2017-18, his second season in the league. He started five of those contests. Siakam averaged career highs across the board with 7.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. He scored in double figures on 24 separate occasions during the regular season. Siakam scored a career-high 20 points at Golden State on Oct. 25. He snared a season-best nine rebounds on Apr. 8 against the Orlando Magic. On Feb. 28, the New Mexico State product arguably had the best game of his season when he delivered 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block during a win at Orlando. The Raptors finished 59-23 and defeated the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs before losing to Cleveland in the second round. "Spicy P" appeared in all 10 of Toronto's playoff games that season. He averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per playoff clash. Siakam had his best game of the playoffs in the series-clinching win over the Wizards. In that Game 6, Siakam tallied 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks, helping the Raptors move on to the second round of the playoffs.2016
Siakam was selected in the first round (27th pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Raptors. The rookie out of New Mexico State appeared in 55 games for Toronto, making 38 starts and averaging 15.6 minutes per contest. Siakam's NBA debut occurred on Opening Night, Oct. 26, during a home win over Detroit. The rookie started and delivered four points, nine rebounds and one steal over 22 minutes. "Spicy P" started the Raptors' first 34 games of the season, posting per-game averages of 4.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 18.5 minutes during that span. Later in the year, his minutes were more limited, particularly after the Raptors acquired veterans Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker at the trade deadline. Over the last 48 games of the regular season, Siakam appear in 21 contests (four starts) and averaged 11.0 minutes per game. The Raptors ended the season 51-31 and defeated the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs, but lost to Cleveland in the second round. Siakam made his NBA playoff debut in Game 1 of the series against the Cavs, picking up two rebounds in 3:18 on the court.
June 23, 2016Drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft.
July 9, 2016Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Toronto Raptors
October 21, 2019Signed a multi-year contract with the Toronto Raptors (Signing is extension on rookie deal signed in 2016)