Greivis Vasquez played in just three games last season for the Brooklyn Nets due to injury. He played just 23 games the season before in Milwaukee.
Yet the 30-year-old veteran reserve guard does not see himself as done and wants to keep playing. He’s a free agent, and he has his eye on a team that needs a backup point guard — the Washington Wizards. Here’s what he told Baltimore’s 105.7 The Fan, via Chase Hughes of CSNMidAtlantic.com.
“Hopefully they’re interested, obviously they want to see me healthy,” he said. “I’m still in the process of rehabbing, but that would be a great thing for my career, just play the next three or four years in D.C. and help that team, because I know I can help any team, but D.C. is a special city for me. I could go back to a city that’s done so much for me in my college career, so we’ll see what happens.”
Vasquez played his college ball at Maryland.
If healthy — and that’s a big if — Vasquez would be a solid backup point guard, one who can shoot the rock and is a capable playmaker. He’s not much of a defender, especially against quick guards, but he used to be able to give a team a solid 15-20 minutes a night.
The question is can he now? I expect some team may invite him to training camp, but after the past couple years of injuries I doubt anyone gives him a guaranteed deal this summer.