The NBA’s 25 Best Players Right Now

23. Pascal Siakam

Career Highlights: 2x All-NBA, 2019 Most Improved Player, 1x NBA Champion, 1x All-Star

Siakam burst onto the scene in 2019, helping the Raptors secure their first NBA Championship. After Kawhi Leonard’s departure, Siakam stepped into a bigger role and was named a second-team All-NBA forward in ’20. The following season didn’t go quite as well, as he struggled with his jump shot and the Raptors endured a dismal 27-55 season. The ’22 campaign started off rocky, but Siakam flipped a switch in the second-half. Over the last 20 games, Siakam was putting up 28/9/6 on efficient shooting from all over the court. It was enough for him to be named third-team All-NBA over names like Jimmy Butler and Jaylen Brown.

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