March 23, 2021

Raptors Fine Pascal Siakam $50K for Verbal Altercation with Coach Nick Nurse

Tensions are running high in Toronto.

Following an embarrassing 11-point loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, Siakam directed "heated words toward head coach Nick Nurse," according to The Athletic. 

The Raptors on Tuesday fined Siakam $50,000 for the verbal exchange, in which several "choice words" were issued.

The Raptors — No. 20 in our NBA Power Rankings — are riding a nine-game losing streak. Toronto, already a team thin on talent after losing players the last two offseasons, has had their current campaign marred by injuries. They sit at 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 17-26 record.

As the losses pile up, several Raptors players, including Kyle Lowry and Norman Powell, have been the subject of trade conversations.

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