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Sports Report: Siakam extension 'almost a certainty'

15:36  17 october  2019
15:36  17 october  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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a rookie-scale extension and "it's almost a certainty " that they'll come to terms before that, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. However, it'll take a maximum contract offer to secure Siakam 's signature, league sources told Haynes. The 27th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is eligible to

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The Toronto Raptors appear to be on the verge of locking up a key part of their future.

Pascal Siakam and the club have until Monday to agree on a rookie-scale extension and "it's almost a certainty" that they'll come to terms before that, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

However, it'll take a maximum contract offer to secure Siakam's signature, league sources told Haynes.

The 27th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is eligible to receive a five-year, $170-million deal from Toronto, whereas other teams can extend a maximum offer of four years and $130 million.

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Haynes reports Siakam is the only player remaining from the 2016 draft – where Siakam was selected 27th by the Raptors – who is “a virtual lock” to Siakam , 25, is reportedly seeking a max extension from the Raptors – something Haynes notes “will be required” to get a deal done soon – following a

While Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that it was “ almost a certainty ” the team will reach an agreement with Siakam before Monday’s deadline, no one I spoke with was quite as definitive, although both sides said things were trending positively and hopeful that Monday’s deadline

Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers and Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets are the only players from Siakam's draft class who have received max contract extensions.

Siakam, 25, is set to make $2.3 million this season.

He's coming off a breakthrough 2018-19 campaign in which he posted career highs in points (16.9), rebounds (6.9), and 3-point percentage (36.9%) en route to winning the NBA's Most Improved Player Award. The Cameroonian's emergence as a secondary offensive option helped the Raptors earn their first NBA championship this past season.

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Siakam scores third 30-point game as Raptors down Casey and Pistons .
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