Fred VanVleet, probably the most coveted gamers in free company this 12 months, is remaining a Toronto Raptor.
A supply near the group confirmed a report Saturday that the Raptors had re-signed the 26-year-old to a four-year, $85-million deal US, holding top-of-the-line backcourts within the league intact.
Mr. Bet On Yourself went undrafted in 2016 and so signed with Toronto for summer season league. He went from being a standout with Toronto’s G League affiliate Raptors 905 to being a key cog in Toronto’s thrilling 2019 championship run.
The picture of VanVleet mendacity on the ground in Toronto’s Game Four win of the Finals at Golden State, his entrance tooth chipped, blood runner down his cheek, will likely be probably the most memorable of the thrilling run.
Last season, he began alongside Kyle Lowry and averaged 17.6 factors and 6.6 assists whereas taking pictures 39 per cent from three on practically seven makes an attempt a recreation.
He’s a workhorse on defence, main the NBA in deflections. He was fourth in steals.