Raptors’ Pascal Siakam says he has always been a willing passer

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Pascal Siakam is the reigning Most Improved Player of the Year and is regularly saying he’s a fast learner. The forward from Cameroon follows the trail to become the franchise player of the Toronto Raptors.

In the last media session, Siakam revealed he is watching everyone’s games from “point guard to 5s”.

“I watched everyone, from point guards to 5s. My game is versatile so I can learn from everybody. I try to learn as much as I can from everybody,” Siakam said, per John Lewenberg of TSN.

“I feel like I’ve always been a willing passer. (Now I’m) in situations (where I have to) make better reads & understand I’m gonna get the attention… It’s something that I’m learning and getting better at. It’s an exciting time, just working everyday to try to improve.”

Siakam has a career season with the Raptors, averaging 23.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest. “Spicy P” became even more efficient despite shooting more, after the departure of Kawhi Leonard from Toronto in the previous offseason.

He was shooting almost 46% from the field and 36% from the three-point line, prior to the season suspension.