(Tampa) The Toronto Raptors have chosen to remove Pascal Siakam from their roster for their Thursday night duel against the New York Knicks.
According to Sportsnet, the move would be disciplinary action taken by the organization in response to Siakam’s unsportsmanlike conduct following Tuesday’s loss to the Raptors at the hands of the 76.ers of Philadelphia.
After being sent off due to an accumulation of personal fouls, Siakam returned to the locker room in anger.
Norman Powell was inserted in the formation of the Raptors to replace Siakam.
The Raptors are still chasing a first win this season, after losing their first three games.
Also according to Sportsnet, coach Nick Nurse wanted to send a message to Siakam who, after a good start to the game, was limited to two points in the fourth quarter and committed five fouls in six minutes on Tuesday.