Greivis Vasquez's future is in Toronto, as the 27-year-old guard reportedly will re-sign with the Raptors.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports broke the news:
Restricted free agent guard Greivis Vasquez has reached an agreement to re-sign with Toronto, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2014
Greivis Vasquez will sign a two-year, $13 million deal to stay with Toronto, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2014
A year after getting drafted 28th overall in 2010, he was moved from the Memphis Grizzlies to the then-New Orleans Hornets for Quincy Pondexter. In July 2013, he was part of the trade that sent Tyreke Evans to New Orleans. Vasquez played 18 games for the Sacramento Kings before getting moved to the Raptors in the Rudy Gay deal in December.
The former Maryland Terrapins star clearly has enjoyed his stay in Canada.
Vasquez averaged 9.6 points and 4.1 assists a night with Toronto and Sacramento last season. Although his 2013-14 numbers were down from 2012-13—by far his best in the NBA—his per-36 stats were mostly in line with what he did that year in New Orleans.
Despite playing a little over 21 minutes a night for the Raptors, Vasquez clearly believes the future is bright with Toronto.
Back in December, after he was traded to Toronto, Vasquez acknowledged he couldn't take anything for granted in terms of job security, per NBA.com's Jeff Caplan:
It's been rough, but this is one of those years I've got to keep grinding and keep working. I'll be a restricted free agent [this summer] and we'll see what happens. It's just the business. At first Sacramento was talking about building a future with me and then all of a sudden I get traded. If I'm going to get traded [again] it's going to be this year because I am going to be restricted. I am going to have to sign with somebody and find myself a home.
Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun also reported that Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri was hoping to add a point guard in the NBA draft:
Masai says things we all expected: Open to anything (trading up) likes Ennis, fates of Lowry and Vasquez won't impact thought on taking a PG— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) May 29, 2014
The Raptors will pair Vasquez alongside Kyle Lowry, who previously agreed to stay in Toronto. The 28-year-old point guard is coming off of the best season of his career.
While Vasquez is far from the most prized asset of this year's NBA free-agent class, he is a productive playmaker who offers little risk. It's easy to understand why Toronto is vying to secure his signature.