Raptors president Masai Ujiri said on Thursday that re-signing Fred VanVleet this offseason is a "big-time priority" for the franchise.
VanVleet bet on himself after going undrafted, and it's safe to say that the move has paid off. In three seasons he's developed into an essential starter for the Raptors, and also has a championship to show for it. Now comes free agency, and even with the market impacted by revenue lost due to COVID-19 VanVleet stands to be one of the most sought-after players. But Toronto aims to sign him to a new contract, which is of high importance not only because of VanVleet's production but also the fact that Kyle Lowry will be 35 at the end of next season (he will also be an unrestricted free agent at that time). Sep 17 1:31 pm (EST)
- Fred VanVleet shot 8-of-20 from the field in Friday’s loss to the Celtics, scoring 20 points with three rebounds, six assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.
- Fred VanVleet shot 7-of-22 for 21 points on Wednesday, hitting three 3-pointers with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks in 51 minutes.
- Fred VanVleet hit 6-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, two rebounds, five assists and three steals in Monday's ugly 111-89 loss to the Celtics. All Fred VanVleet News
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