HoopsHype Greivis Vasquez rumors

December 8, 2013 Updates
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Thomas is the Kings’ second-leading scorer at 17.6 points while shooting 45 percent. Thomas is averaging 4.5 assists, second on the the team in 27.5 minutes. “I’ve thought about that at times during the season. If you looked at just from the preseason alone, no disrespect to anybody, but Isaiah had played the best of anybody at the point guard position. But what I felt was best for the team at that time was to continue to bring him off the bench, allow Greivis to start and let (Thomas) to be that spark plug off the bench. And he’s shown that he can do that and do that at a high level,” Malone said. Sacramento Bee

November 28, 2013 Updates
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Interestingly, it was two veterans, Greivis Vasquez and John Salmons, who addressed their teammates late Tuesday night in a meeting that probably should have lasted into the wee hours. The list of troublesome issues is expansive and includes inconsistency at both forward positions, erratic levels of defensive intensity and physicality, poor ball movement, poor decisions, stagnant halfcourt offense and generally far too many flashbacks to the Kings of recent seasons. Sacramento Bee

"He has to understand people are going to come at him," Vasquez said. "You've got to be man enough to understand you are the best player. You are the franchise player. To whom much is given, much is expected. But you know what I like about DeMarcus that people don't know about him? He gets in the locker room and when he makes a mistake, he gets up and says, 'That's on me.' That's another part of the process for him." Sacramento Bee

November 2, 2013 Updates

The Kings remain excited about what Vasquez adds and will do what they can to retain him. "My feelings for Greivis haven't changed from the day we got him other than the fact that we had this deadline in front of us," D'Alessandro said. "We see him as a big part of what we're doing." Sacramento Bee

October 31, 2013 Updates

Typically when a player is willing to make a deal, things get done, but with the Kings they have one eye on the future and locking in Vasquez does bite into future cap space if the price is not right. There are no indications from Sacramento which way they are leaning, but sources close to the situation say the framework of a deal is there is Sacramento wants to make it. HoopsWorld

October 27, 2013 Updates

The team also has to decide whether to pick up the option on Jimmer Fredette’s contract for the 2014-15 season. Vasquez and Patterson are eligible for contract extensions that would begin with the 2014-15 season and could sign for as many as five years. The Kings could opt not to sign either player and make them qualifying offers after the season and make them restricted free agents. “We’re still looking at things and evaluating before making a decision,” said general manager Pete D’Alessandro. “… I think there’s some spirited conversations going on about all the guys near the deadline.” Sacramento Bee

October 14, 2013 Updates
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Sacramento Kings point guard Greivis Vasquez is expected to make his debut against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, a source told Yahoo Sports. Vasquez underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle on May 24 and was projected to miss 12 to 16 weeks. He took part in the Kings’ training camp in Santa Barbara, Calif., but did not play in the preseason opener against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. Yahoo! Sports

October 6, 2013 Updates

Though Vasquez's contract ends at the end of this season, the fourth-year veteran is itching for an extended stay, both to facilitate the Kings' return to the elite and to further the game in his homeland. Carl Herrera and Oscar Torres are the only other Venezuelans to play in the NBA. In the meantime, Vasquez has a bit of a transition to make. His jersey number isn't J-Will's 55. "No. 10," he said, laughing. "Mike Bibby. It's an honor." Sacramento Bee

October 1, 2013 Updates

Vasquez spoke highly of Isaiah Thomas, telling media that he “loves that kid”. Vasquez is clearly relishing the competition between him and Thomas, but was mindful to remind everyone that they are teammates first and foremost. ”One thing we got clear is (that it’s) not about ‘we gotta be the heroes’,” Vasquez said. ”We gotta help this team win. As long as it goes (down that line) and we think about (the) Sacramento Kings, thats the most important thing for both of us. Today in practice, obviously we went at each other and we tried to get each other better. Because at the end of the day, we’re trying to get this team better.” Cowbell Kingdom

"I'm 85-90 percent ready," Vasquez said. "I'm going to go through camp for sure, I'm going to do everything we have to do but I'm probably going to play limited minutes through the first coupile of games because I want to be playing in April. I don't want to overload my ankle right now and not be able to play later on. Coach Malone is very aware of that." Tomorrow's practice will begin the debate over who should be the starting point guard - Vasquez or returning starter Isaiah Thomas. Sacramento Bee

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