The Toronto Raptors Re-sign Fred VanVleet to a Four-Year Deal

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Just one day into NBA free agency, the Toronto Raptors have signed their most important free agent. Fred VanVleet, a shooting/point guard, has re-signed with the Raptors. His deal is worth four years and $85 million.

Fred VanVleet Signs with the Toronto Raptors

The Raptors have re-signed with VanVleet, which was first reported by Shams Charania. Charania is a senior lead NBA insider/writer/analyst for The Athletic.

VanVleet made a big jump offensively last year. In the 2019-20 NBA season, he averaged 17.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. These are all career-highs for VanVleet. He also owned an impressive defensive rating of 104.3 according to NBA.com.

This is great news for the Raptors. VanVleet was the Raptors’ first priority in free agency according to Andrew Tysiak of Next Sports Star. However, it is important to note that there is a player option in the fourth year of VanVleet’s contract.

Fred VanVleet Re-signing Overview

Toronto just signed one of their most important players in VanVleet. It is quite possible that VanVleet could be an NBA All-Star in the next four years. This is what six-time NBA All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry said about VanVleet according to Holden Walter-Warner of Hoops Habit.

“He’ll be an all-star one day.”

Whether that happens or not is another question. However, after Lowry and Pascal Siakam, VanVleet is the Raptors’ third-best player. He is well on his way to becoming an NBA All-Star for the Raptors. It has been an incredible journey for VanVleet, who was undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft.

VanVleet has played well in both the regular season and the playoffs. As a result, he was the only player besides Kawhi Leonard to receive an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player vote in 2019.

With VanVleet’s signing, the Raptors will return one of the best backcourts in the NBA.

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