Following the news that Miami would match Brooklyn's offer on Tyler Johnson, Sean Marks and company are now forced to find their second, third, fourth options. It appears that they've found they're backup point guard in Greivis Vasquez, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent guard Greivis Vasquez has agreed to a one-year deal with Brooklyn, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 11, 2016
Vasquez confirmed the deal to Marc J. Spears.
Brian Lewis reports the deal is one year for $5 million. That would leave the Nets with $31 million in cap space.
After striking out on Tyler Johnson -- who was slated to be the Nets backup point guard and expected sixth man -- Marks had to make moves... and make them fast. The importance of the deal isn't the money, but rather that it's a one-year deal, which means he'll be off the books come next offseason. Expect to see a few of those with the Crabbe and Johnson deals falling through.
Vasquez, 29, is coming off a disappointing season under Jason Kidd in Milwaukee after playing just 23 games due to an ankle injury. Prior to the injury, he's known as a gritty backup point guard with good offensive flow. It wouldn't come as a shock if he and Jeremy Lin get some time together, with Lin playing off the ball.
The Venezuela-born Vasquez is the second international player on the Nets roster, joining Bojan Bogdanovic.
- Nets move on to free-agency Plan B with Greivis Vasquez deal - Brian Lewis - New York Post
- Nets lose out on Allen Crabbe - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Sources: Nets signing Greivis Vasquez - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo Sports
- Nets, Greivis Vasquez agree on a 1-year deal - Jesus Gomez - SBNation
- Nets lose Allen Crabbe to Blazers, Tyler Johnson to Heat - Daniel Popper - New York Daily News