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Fred VanVleet re-signs with Raptors

Toronto retains the talented 26-year-old guard for a reported $85 million over 4 seasons.

Fred VanVleet will return to Toronto on a four-year deal.

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.

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.

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.