Fred VanVleet To Re-Sign With Toronto Raptors, Reported 4-Year, $85m Deal

Fred VanVleet of the Toronto Raptors

TORONTO, Canada – Fred VanVleet looks well set to stay with the Toronto Raptors after building a career and making a name for himself. VanVleet beat the odds to secure a contract with the Canada-based franchise and now it seems he’s gearing up to extend his stay.

According to The Associated Press, VanVleet agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract on Saturday, which will see him remaining with the Toronto Raptors. There is no confirmed report of the extension because the contract remains unsigned. The AP report as stated that the fourth year of the contract is an option for VanVleet.

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VanVleet was an undrafted guard from Wichita State in 2016 and spent time playing at the lower level developing his game. The 26-year-old matured across the last couple of years to play a major role in the Toronto Raptors’ recent successes, which included a successful run to the 2019 NBA championship.

It is well noted that the pace guard has improved every season – setting up career bests in scoring in each of the last three seasons, with those figures increasing to 17.6 points per game this past season.

He also added 3.8 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game throughout the 2020 season. Meanwhile, during the just concluded playoffs, VanVleet averaged 19.6 points and 6.9 assists for the Toronto Raptors.

VanVleet has helped the Toronto Raptors improved team status in recent times – playing a huge part in the team winning at least 50 games in each of the last five seasons, which is the longest current streak in the NBA.

The NBA free agency opened on Friday evening and VanVleet was one of the top names available for pick up.

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Also around the league veteran guard guard Rajon Rondo is set to feature with an Eastern Conference team against with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reporting the NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers,  will join the. Atlanta Hawks on a two-year, $15 million deal.

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