Greivis Vasquez to Nets: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2016

Milwaukee Bucks guard Greivis Vasquez (21), of Venezuela, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Free-agent guard Greivis Vasquez has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Sunday night.

Vasquez spoke with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated after agreeing to his deal:

The Nets were finally able to land another free-agent guard after failed offer-sheet bids for the Miami Heat's Tyler Johnson and the Portland Trail Blazers' Allen Crabbe, per ESPN.com's Mike Mazzeo

Vasquez will likely back up Brooklyn's newest point guard, Jeremy Lin, who agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal July 1, per ESPN.com's Chris Broussard and Marc Stein.

A six-year veteran, Vasquez has spent most of his career as a backup with the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks

His latest stint, which came with the Bucks, never got off the ground, as he missed 59 games because of an ankle injury that required surgery.

Vasquez has proved to be a solid bench player during his time in the league, averaging 9.0 points and 4.8 assists per game in his career. His 6'6" frame allows him to drive to the basket and take contact better than other point guards in the league.

His aggressive style of play also opens up opportunities for his teammates, and with his court vision, it's a safe bet that he'll find the open man:

On a rebuilding Nets team that was one of the worst in basketball last season, Vasquez offers a veteran presence who can come off the bench and find a way to put the ball in the basket when Lin needs a rest. 

He can only help an offense that was the fifth-worst in the league last season with 98.6 points per game. 

             

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.

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