World news – Report: Pascal Siakam fined Raptors $ 50,000 for heated exchanges with Nick Nurse


The Toronto Raptors fined star Pascal Siakam $ 50,000 for having a « verbal exchange » in which, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, « several exquisite words » were given to head coach Nick Nurse / p> On December 31, Siakam was used on disciplinary grounds for the team’s 100-83 win over the New York Knicks.

Jennifer Quinn, director of media at Raptors, told Toronto Star’s Doug Smith that The team have not yet established a formal discipline against Siakam in relation to Tuesday’s report.

Regardless of whether the 2020 All-Star was reprimanded or not, the story comes when Toronto has had a losing streak of nine games . At 17-26, the Raptors are arguably the most disappointing team in the Eastern Conference – if not the entire NBA.

Siakam has symbolized the franchise’s malaise. He averages 19.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 29.8 percent from outside the arc.

While these numbers aren’t bad, they are not what you would expect from a player who is supposed to be the cornerstone of your franchise. Likewise, it is not ideal for the Star to be benched for a game and have a tense exchange with his coach after a loss.

Siakam does not seem to be turning into a player who is just leaving Toronto as soon as possible must.

This is bad and not good. This has been a tough year for Siakam in many ways.

When Serge Ibaka said this, he once got into an argument with an employee of Raptors and became a very beloved teammate and person.

So let’s not copy it or whatever.

At the same time, it is increasingly unlikely that the Raptors will see an upturn in the second half of the season to eliminate the problems they have at number 11 in the east.

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