Dec 28, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez (21) during their game against the New York Knicks at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Knicks 115-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Greivis Vasquez, Toronto Raptors agree to two-year, $13 million deal

The Toronto Raptors enjoyed a very successful 2013-2014 season, but it did not start out that way. The Raptors opened the season with a record of 7-13 and looked like they were going to be spending another season in the lottery.

That’s when they decided to shake things up. In early December, they dealt forward Rudy Gay along with big man Aaron Gray and forward Quincy Acy, to the Sacramento Kings for swingman John Salmons, point guard Greivis Vasquez, power forward Patrick Patterson and power forward Chuck Hayes. Once their new players hit the court, the Raptors were one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, winning 41 of their last 62 games to finish with a record of 48-34. That was good enough to win the Atlantic Division and finish third in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors were defeated by the Brooklyn Nets in seven games in the first round.

They entered the offseason with three key free agents.

They’ve already taken care of their top priority, agreeing to re-sign starting point guard Kyle Lowry to a four-year, $48 million deal. They then turned their attention to Patterson, a restricted free agent. He agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal.

Now, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, they have agreed to lock up Vasquez as well.

Vasquez averaged 9.7 points, 4.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds during the regular season and 10.1 points, 5.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game during the postseason.

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