Siakam finished with 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 30 minutes during Saturday's 112-78 victory over the Hawks.
Siakam looked good again Saturday, coming off the bench in the blowout victory. He has been backing up Serge Ibaka, however, has outplayed him on numerous occasions. Ibaka has been disappointing so far this season, and whether he can hold onto the starting spot remains to be seen. However it plays out, Siakam is in line for consistent minutes. He will not have any outrageous stat lines, but can contribute across the board. He could be worth a look in deeper leagues for his defensive upside.
Siakam will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Wizards.
Siakam drew the start on Friday with Serge Ibaka (knee) sitting out, posting a solid 13 points, four rebounds, five assists and three blocks across 34 minutes. However, Ibaka has been cleared for a return on Sunday and he'll take back the starting power forward role, which sends Siakam to the bench. Look for Siakam's playing time to take a hit, which should restrict his fantasy value to just those in the deepest of leagues.
Siakam totaled 13 points (6-11 FG), four rebounds, five assists and three blocks across 34 minutes of action in a 107-84 win over the New York Knicks on Friday.
If Siakam didn't test out his three-ball tonight (0-5 3PT), his impressive line would have looked even better. The reason he played so many minutes is because Serge Ibaka (knee) couldn't suit up, , as his role is still way up in the air. He's played more than 21 minutes only once this month coming into this matchup and he'll remain irrelevant for fantasy unless Ibaka's absence is extended.
Siakam will get the start at power forward Friday against the Knicks, Rebecca Haarlow of MSG Network reports.
With Serge Ibaka sidelined, the Raptors will go with Siakam, who's been an improved contributor off the bench this season. Through 13 games, Siakam is averaging 7.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 56.4 percent from the field.
Siakam will move back to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.
With injuries to both Jonas Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka over the last week, Siakam picked up three straight starts, averaging 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals across 24.0 minutes during that span. However, both Valanciunas and Ibaka are back to full strength and returning to the top unit Wednesday, which sends Siakam back to the bench. Siakam had played a total of 13 minutes over the first three games of the season, so look for him to take on a substantially smaller role with the Raptors' frontcourt healthy.
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