The price and Siakam’s expiring contract have made the Hawks hesitant
There have been rumors floating around that Siakam is unlikely to re-sign with the team that trades for him. With that in mind, would it be worth it to trade for Siakam and give up young players in favor of development? If Siakam was willing to re-sign with Atlanta after the season, there’s no doubt that the Hawks would trade for him. But there might be a sense that it’s just not worth it.
Toronto will have a big asking price for their franchise player. So is giving up young players for one year of Siakam worth it?
As we’ve seen, trades for big-name players require giving up a haul of draft capital. While the Hawks may not have the big capital required, they do have the assets for young players. With De’Andre Hunter and Clint Capela being thrown into trade rumors, there is a possibility that the Hawks move them in a Siakam deal.
However, it is unclear what Toronto’s asking price is, and who knows how far the Hawks and Raptors have gotten in discussions of potential trade talks.
As the calendar turns to August, Siakam rumors seem to have gone dark. While there is plenty of time between now and training camp/preseason, it seems as if a Siakam trade becomes less likely by the day. This could mean several things, but most likely trade talks have stalled. Of course, the Hawks and Raptors could be working in “silence,” but the media seems to have the know-how of every little thing these days.