After striking out twice, the Nets finally landed another guard in Greivis Vasquez

Greivis Vasquez
The Nets are expecting a bounce back year from the newly signed Vasquez.

Hours after losing out on restricted free agents Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson, the Brooklyn Nets found a new point guard in free agent Greivis Vasquez.

Vasquez agreed to a one-year contract with the team.

2015-2016 was something of a lost season for the polished veteran, Vasquez was limited to just 23 games because of injuries.  Even when he did play, he never really looked healthy posting a stat line of 5.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists that were below his career averages across the board.

The guard’s shooting percentages were also abysmal, making just 32% of his shots from the field and 24% of his shots from 3-point land.  Like his averages, these numbers were, by far, the worst of his otherwise strong career.

Brooklyn is clearly hoping that now that he’s healthy, his numbers will be more in line with his career averages.

The 29-year-old Vasquez will serve as the primary backup to Jeremy Lin at point guard, but could also see a decent amount of time on the court playing aside Lin.

Clearly not the team’s first option, Vasquez is a solid veteran addition to a team that lost out on a pair of emerging young players.



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