Former Aggie Pascal Siakam named to All-NBA second team

LAS CRUCES – Former New Mexico State and current Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam was named to the All-NBA second team on Wednesday.

The four-year pro averaged career highs of 22.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists this season en route to his first all-star selection.

Joining Siakam on the second team is Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic.

Siakam adds the All-NBA second team selection to his resume after winning both the Most Improved Player award and an NBA championship last season.

The selection also comes with a bigger payday for the Douala, Cameroon, native. According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, Siakam’s recently-signed extension (4 years, $130 million) will increase to $136.9 million if the cap stays flat next season.

He is now set to receive a starting salary of $30.6 million in 2020-2021, $33 million in 2021-2022, $35.5 million in 2022-2023 and $37.9 million in 2023-2024.

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Justin Martinez can be reached at (575) 541-5455, [email protected] or @JTheSportsDude on Twitter. Make sure to subscribe to the Las Cruces Sun-News to stay up to date with all local sports.

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