The Washington Wizards have a former Maryland Terrapins star interested in joining their team, as Greivis Vasquez has said he wants to join the team.
The Washington Wizards have a former member of the Maryland Terrapins interested in joining their team. Former Terps star Greivis Vasquez told 105.7 The Fan that he would really like to join the Wizards.
“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 only played in three games for the Brooklyn Nets last season before he found he required ankle surgery to repair the same ankle that had plagued him the season before.
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Vasquez was drafted as the 28th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies and really came into his own as a player in the 2012-13 season while playing for the New Orleans Hornets, averaging 13.9 points per game, 9.0 assists per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and shooting 43% from the field.
Perhaps his most memorable moment in the NBA came in the 2011 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder when he made a three-pointer at the last second right in the face of Russell Westbrook to force double overtime.
Vasquez is a well-rounded player who could work on the Washington Wizards pretty well. While the Wizards may elect to go for someone else as John Wall‘s primary backup, Vasquez can play at the one or two guard position. He’s a good scorer who can pass the ball well and snag a rebound here and there.
Obviously Vasquez wants to play for the Wizards, and he’d certainly get a warm welcome from all the Maryland Terrapins fans in D.C., and he’d be beneficial to the team. If he’s willing to sign for the right price, I think he’d do quite well in a Wizards uniform.