Fred VanVleet has agreed a four-year $ 85 million deal to sign with the Toronto Raptors, agent Brian Jungreis of Parlay Sports & Entertainment told The Athletic.
The deal includes a player option for the final season of the contract, a source confirmed to ESPN.
On Saturday, VanVleet responded to his own tweet from 2016, saying “Bet on yourself”
– Fred VanVleet (@FredVanVleet) November 21, 2020
After signing with the Raptors on a two-year $ 1.45 million deal, VanVleet struggled to find consistent minutes behind a Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan backyard. After DeRozan was sent to San Antonio in the Kawhi Leonard deal two seasons ago, VanVleet helped fill the void.
His real breakout came in the playoffs that season when VanVleet got hot from the 3-point range after the birth of his son late in the Eastern Conference final against the Milwaukee Bucks.
In the final against the Golden State Warriors, VanVleet shot a dazzling 40% on 6.7 3-point attempts per game. Fight to help the Raptors win the franchise’s first NBA championship.
VanVleet brought this momentum into last season with an average of career heights across the board. His 17.6 points per. Match was mostly of an unappointed player as Mike James scored 20.3 points per game. Match with Toronto in the 2005-06 season.
Not just a sniper, VanVleet averaged 6.6 assists last season and came to the offense line almost four times per game. Match. VanVleet is also a tough defender despite his size. He was tied for third place in the league in steals, averaging 1.9 per. Match.