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RUMOR: Raptors have discussed Pascal Siakam-CJ McCollum swap with Blazers

Raptors, Blazers, CJ McCollum, Pascal Siakam

With the offseason in full swing and free agency just days away, the rumors are at an all-time high. The Toronto Raptors meanwhile will be looking to add some pieces, but they could also part ways with a key player in Pascal Siakam, who butted heads with Nick Nurse last season.

According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Raptors have actually had discussions with the Portland Trail Blazers regarding a swap involving Siakam and CJ McCollum.

“There has also been an intriguing CJ McCollum-Pascal Siakam trade framework discussed between Portland and Toronto, though talks between the teams have yet to generate significant momentum, sources said. Rival executives believe the Raptors’ selection of Scottie Barnes seemingly reinforces Siakam’s availability for trade.”

As noted above, the writing could be on the wall for Siakam. The Raptors were expected to take Jalen Suggs at No. 4 overall in Thursday’s draft, but they actually opted to select another forward in Scottie Barnes. That leaves Siakam’s future in question.

Adding him to the fold with Damian Lillard in Portland could be valuable though, but the Blazers would also need a new backcourt partner for their superstar. McCollum in a Raptors uniform would also be intriguing alongside Fred VanVleet.

It’s all rumors at this point, but this is a potential move to could develop.