Rumored Warriors trade target Siakam wants to stay in Toronto

Pascal Siakam

With training camp right around the corner, Warriors trade rumors finally have died down. 

For months, Golden State found themselves connected to a handful of players, including some big names. One such name was Toronto Raptors All-Star Pascal Siakam. The Warriors were said to be "enamored" with Siakam, and the 27-year-old reportedly was available on the trade market

Well, it's time to put that rumor to rest. 

In a sit-down interview with the New York Times' Sopan Deb, Siakam expressed some frustration he had with the Raptors last season and during the offseason, but he also made it clear he doesn't want to be traded right now. 

"I do," Siakam said when asked if he wants to stay with the Raptors long term.

Siakam said he never had trade conversations with the Raptors and had to sift through the tea leaves of trade rumors. 

"It didn’t bother me really, because I never really heard anything from the Raptors," Siakam said. "Even all the news I was seeing it was never like: 'Oh. The Raptors wanted to give up Siakam for this.' It was always like, 'The Warriors like Pascal,' or it was always, 'The Kings like Pascal,' or this.

"There was never nothing where it was like, 'The Raptors wanted to give away Pascal.' "

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The Warriors right now reportedly are not initiating any trade calls on their young players, such as James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody. One of those three certainly would have to be in a package for a star like Siakam. 

Aside from looking to fill their 15th roster spot, the Warriors likely aren't making more big moves. 

For now.

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