Woj: Nets sign point guard Greivis Vasquez to one-year deal


The Brooklyn Nets have signed point guard Greivis Vasquez to a one-year deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Vasquez played in just 23 games during the 2015-2016 season, tallying 5.7 points and 4.0 assists in 20 minutes per contest under Jason Kidd in Milwaukee. However, the year before that, in Toronto, the backup guard was a major playoff asset behind All-Star Kyle Lowry and his points per game average jumped to 9.5. The former Terrapin has a penchant for the big shot, which is a bit of veteran experience the Nets may enjoy without the services of Joe Johnson or Jarrett Jack:

Vasquez should slot in right behind Jeremy Lin at the point guard position, also likely indicating that they’ll take their time with Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead, both rookies and potential guard candidates. Of course, this news comes shortly after the Nets missed out on both restricted free agent targets, Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson, just hours apart. As Andy Vasquez of The Record pointed out earlier today, head coach Kenny Atkinson noted how difficult the Nets’ summer efforts might be:

What plan are we at now?

Adrian Wojnarowski — The Vertical