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Fred VanVleet
Fred VanVleet
Position: G
Born: 02/25/94
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:197 lbs. / 89.4 kg.
Salary: $21,250,000
Multiple sources confirmed Sunday that the Toronto Raptors have emerged as a team with “significant” interest in Simmons. One source close to talks said discussions have not been substantial as of yet. Multiple sources including those close to talks said a proposed framework including Raptors guards Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, and the 4th overall pick in Thursday’s draft for Simmons was rejected by Toronto.
Storyline: Ben Simmons Trade?
Odds are that Flynn will spend next season as a backup point guard. The tired comparison between Flynn and VanVleet is playing out in the start to their careers. VanVleet was the Raptors’ fourth-string point guard as a rookie, had to grind his way through the G League, and got some reps at the end of the season when others were hurt. By Year 2, VanVleet became captain of the bench mob, which is also where Flynn will likely end up. Flynn struggled as a reserve this season, but this was also true of every single player on the team outside of Chris Boucher and maybe Yuta Watanabe. In any case, with a few upgrades through the draft and in free agency, as well as a clean bill of health to allow some chemistry to form, Flynn should at least be in the rotation as a main piece of the reserves.