Fred VanVleet re-signs with Raptors
Toronto retains the talented 26-year-old guard for a reported $85 million over 4 seasons.
Fred VanVleet has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal to stay with the Toronto Raptors, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. The guard officially signed his deal with the Raptors on Tuesday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020
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VanVleet, 26, has steadily progressed in his four seasons with the Raptors, going from an undrafted free agent who averaged 2.9 points as a rookie in 2016-17 to one of the team’s key players in recent seasons.
He followed up his strong supporting role during Toronto’s championship run in 2018-19 with a breakout campaign last season, averaging career highs in points (17.6), assists (6.6), rebounds (3.8) and steals (1.9) while shooting 39% on 3-pointers.
— Fred VanVleet (@FredVanVleet) November 21, 2020
VanVleet is also considered one of the better defensive point guards in the league and an important cog in a Toronto unit that ranked second in defensive efficiency at 104.7 points allowed per 100 possessions.