WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors dunks the ball against the Washington Wizards on January 13, 2019 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Forward Pascal Siakam has agreed to a four-year, $130 million maximum rookie contract extension, agents Todd Ramasar and Jaafar Choufani told ESPN.

Siakam, considered the cornerstone of the Raptors’ future, is the third player in the 2016 NBA draft class to agree to a maximum contract — along with the Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons and Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray.

The sides completed the extension on Saturday afternoon, ahead of Monday’s 6 p.m. ET deadline for 2016 draft class extensions.

Siakam is one of the Raptors’ great scouting and player development success stories. A 27th overall pick who started playing basketball at 16 years old in Cameroon, Siakam was voted the NBA’s Most Improved Player a year ago and played an integral part in Toronto’s first NBA championship.

He averaged 19.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 0.7 blocks per game in the NBA Finals — including 23.8 points on 59% shooting in the Raptors’ four victories over the Golden State Warriors.

Courtesy: ESPN.com


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