Pascal Siakam Expected to Miss 5 Months After Shoulder Surgery
The Toronto Raptors will almost certainly be without their team-leading scorer Pascal Siakam for at least the first few weeks of next season.
Raptors star Pascal Siakam underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and expected recovery and rehabilitation time for this procedure is five months.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 11, 2021
Siakam, who put up 21.4 points per game for the Dinos this past season, missed the final four games. He sat out the final stretch of the season after suffering the shoulder injury on May 8th against the Memphis Grizzlies. The torn labrum was obviously much more serious than the team originally characterized it as a strain.
Now the question becomes, where do you draft the talented 27-year-old going into next season. He probably isn’t a keeper if you’re not in a redraft league and only carry over 3-5 players. Siakam was owned in well over 90 percent of leagues last year and held top-50 value in standard nine-category leagues. That being said, Toronto may not have as much talent around him as they have in recent years, and the uncertainty with recovery from major surgery sends up some red flags.
In addition to leading the Raps in scoring in 2021, Siakam was also second in rebounds with 7.2 per game while third in assists, dishing out 4.5 dimes a night.