After flying from Kaunas, Lithuania, to New York, Greivis Vasquez made his way to the HSS training center to sign his new contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Vasquez, who's been training and playing with the Venezuelan team in Europe, said playing in New York is a dream for him and he hopes to finish his career there.
"I'm in the city where I always wanted to be, which is New York," said Vasquez in a Facebook video. "I'm excited, I'm glad, I'm thankful and I'm going to take advantage of this opportunity. I want to stay here my whole career. I want to finish my career in New York. So I can be closer to my Maryland fans!"
The 29-year-old Terrapin reportedly agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract. Beset by ankle injuries last season, Vasquez played in only 23 games, averaging only 5.7 points per game for the Bucks, the lowest since his second year in the league. Except for one year in New Orleans, when he started 78 games, Vasquez has been a back-up at the point. The Nets will be his sixth team in seven years.
After it was disclosed that he had agreed to join the Nets, Vasquez said he was grateful for the opportunity. "Great opportunity for me to show that I'm healthy and I can help a team win," he told ESPN's Marc J. Spears.
Vasquez brings to 11 the number of players under contract with the Nets. Luis Scola, who's also agreed to sign, is in Las Vegas working out with the Argentine national team and could sign his deal out there.