Greivis Vasquez RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:211 lbs. / 95.7 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:211 lbs. / 95.7 kg.
The Milwaukee Bucks tonight selected guard Rashad Vaughn with the 17th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The team also acquired guard Greivis Vasquez from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for the draft rights to Norman Powell – the 46th overall pick in tonight’s draft – and a protected 2017 first round pick that originally belonged to the L.A. Clippers.
The Milwaukee Bucks, in the first trade struck during Thursday night’s NBA draft, have agreed to terms on a deal that will bring them veteran guard Greivis Vasquez from the Toronto Raptors, according to league sources. Sources say that the Bucks will send a 2017 first-round pick (via the Los Angeles Clippers) and the 46th pick in Thursday night’s second round to Toronto to bring in Vasquez for the backcourt depth and extra floor leadership they’ve been seeking.: 1 more rumor
Marc Stein: We are inching closer to a TRADE at last. ESPN sources say Milwaukee is closing in on acquisition of Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez: 1 more rumor
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Bucks will take Greives Vasquez into space, sending a future first and second round pick to Raptors, league source tells Yahoo.
Calvin Watkins: Vasquez said recently he thought Houston and Minnesota were going to make a deal for him. twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/…
Emiliano Carchia: Greivis Vasquez in a press conference in Venezuela said the Rockets and the Timberwolves are interested in him, as per @basketvinotinto. Greivis Vasquez: “I’ve heard Timberwolves want me and Houston too”
It wasn’t always fun. At places like North Carolina State and Florida State and Virginia Tech he had crowds yelling at him that he was a Mexican, holding “DEPORT VASQUEZ” signs, screaming at him to get a green card, that he didn’t love America, U-S-A. Nasty, stupid stuff. “It was like racism, and it pisses me off,” said Vasquez, who was born in Venezuela. “Because I came here to pursue the dream, I didn’t come here to take somebody’s job.
“The Duke fans, being very clever, they prepared things to say in Spanish to Greivis, and they had sheets so the kids who didn’t speak Spanish could say the same thing,” says Williams. “So at the end of one game, we win the game, and the one that sealed it, Greivis makes one of his crazy drives with about 40 seconds left, puts us up eight.
“The first six months when I entered to Maryland I couldn’t take regular classes,” says Vasquez, who played prep school basketball after coming from Venezuela. “There’s 35,000 students going to Maryland, and I was taking English as a second language with three or four other guys — they were from the Middle East, Asian, and there was me. Every time I went back to the locker room my teammates were like, ‘I was in this class, and there were 100 people in this class, and this pretty girl,’ and that, and I was like, in class with three or four guys, and I was frustrated. For a second I thought about playing overseas.”
“Some people took it in the wrong way,” says Vasquez. “And even some people at Maryland didn’t understand me at first, because I’m so passionate. I love this game so much that some people thought I was arrogant, so many things, so they did give me s— all the time. At first it was a rough relationship, because at first even my home school was, well, hating on me, everywhere I was going. But I’m a tough kid.”
Greivis Vasquez: I’m pleased to announce the launching of my new website www.greivisvasquez.com. I’m very excited to show all my fans what I’ve been working on and how hard work can pay off. Starting tomorrow March 28th, at 10am you can buy my new Under Armour ClutchFit Drive LowEndFragment dubbed the “North Six” on my website. For all my fans in Toronto who can make it out in person, you can buy my shoe at the Footlocker on 247 Yonge St – Dundas Square. I’ll be autographing all the shoes that will purchased from this store from 1pm – 3pm. Hope to see you all there. #TeamVasquez
Josh Lewenberg: Greivis: “I’m struggling. From Kyle Lowry all the way to Stiemsma we’re all struggling as a team” … Get your act together Stiemer!
The star of a viral video that featured a disabled man being mocked on the street by dozens of people was contacted by an NBA star over the weekend and given the VIP treatment … TMZ Sports has learned. We’ve learned Toronto Raptors star Greivis Vasquez saw the video posted by Andre Arruda — a Toronto comic who suffers from Morquio syndrome … often associated with Dwarfism. In his video, Arruda shows how he’s taunted, mocked and stared at on a regular basis because of his physical appearance … and his story is starting to blow up in the Canadian media. Enter Vasquez … who was so moved by the story, he reached out to Arruda’s camp over the weekend and invited him to the Raptors game on Saturday night.