A former Maryland star has found a new NBA home.
After spending the 2015-16 season with the Milwaukee Bucks, Greivis Vasquez has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Vasquez will likely serve as the backup to point guard Jeremy Lin, who joined Brooklyn in the offseason.
In his lone season with the Bucks, Vasquez only appeared in 29 games because he underwent surgery in December to remove a bone spur in his foot. In limited action, the Venezuelan native averaged 5.7 points and 4.0 assists.
Vasquez has had quite a few stops during his six-year NBA career.
Prior to his arrival in Milwaukee, the former Terrapin point guard spent the bulk of the prior two seasons with the Toronto Raptors. During his time north of the border, Vasquez was extremely solid backing up Kyle Lowry as he averaged 9.5 points and 3.7 assists during his stay in Toronto.
Vasquez’s most productive stop was his two-year stint with the then-New Orleans Hornets from 2011 to 2013.
During his time in New Orleans, Vasquez averaged 11.6 points and a very strong 7.4 assists per contest.
Prior to his NBA career, the former Montrose Christian standout was one of the most talented and exciting guards that have ever come through College Park. During his time at Maryland, Vasquez averaged 16.0 points, 5.7 assists, and 4.8 rebounds.
Vasquez was a consensus All-American for his efforts during the 2009-10 campaign and ended up taking the Terps to the NCAA Tournament in his final two seasons with the team.
Vasquez is landing in a good situation with the Nets despite the team not producing much in the way of wins a season ago. Brooklyn missed out on Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson in free agency, so they’re going to need production in the backcourt aside from Lin.
Vasquez also has the ability to play off the ball, so he could be in line for a career year scoring wise.