Fred VanVleet RumorsAll NBA Players
When you talk about your free agency, knowing you’re restricted, is it still your top preference to come back? […] Fred VanVleet: “Nothing’s changed for me. [Dwane Casey] was a big part of that, just my familiarity and comfort level and obviously, I was playing a lot of minutes, and, you know, a coach could come in and it may not work out that way. But I can’t worry about that. I’m going to be loyal to the organization that gave me a chance and I love the city of Toronto, I love the fans, I love the people here, and I would love to be back. So hopefully it can work out. Obviously, you’d like to be wanted. You want all parties to find a way to make it work. And that’s what we’re gonna shoot for. We’ll see what happens in the next few weeks.”
Josh Lewenberg: Fred VanVleet is one of three finalists for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award (Lou Williams and Eric Gordon the others). Well deserved. If his value wasn’t already apparent, you saw it when he got hurt in the playoffs.
Seerat Sohi: Fred VanVleet, with an honest assessment of the bench mob and the team: “We pretty much shredded every bench in the NBA in the regular season and we just didn’t get it done in the playoffs. Kinda true to our team in terms of under-performing when it mattered the most.”
Ryan Wolstat: “Winning comes first,” Fred VanVleet says on free agency. Also mentions he’s restricted, so doesn’t have “ultimate green light to go somewhere else.” “I love it here, this is the place that gave me a chance, gave me the opportunity. I’m a loyal guy.”