Pascal Siakam: 2016, Pick #27
Pascal Siakam may well be the 2019 Most Improved Player by the time you read this, and he’d certainly be deserving. A year ago at this time, most casual basketball fans had never even heard of Siakam after an off the radar career at New Mexico State.
Siakam was a late first round pick but spent most of his rookie season in the G league, leading Raptors 905 to a championship while winning Finals MVP. Now here he is only two years later trying to repeat his accomplishments on basketball’s biggest stage.
Notable Achievement: 2019 Most Improved Player candidate