Raptors: a lucrative contract rejected by Fred VanVleet

Raptors: Lucrative contract spurned by Fred VanVleet

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Point guard Fred VanVleet has reportedly postponed talks of a new contract with the Toronto Raptors, despite a very generous offer from the team ahead of the 2022-2023 season. 

According to Sportsnet network journalist Michael Grange, the Queen City team have submitted a four-year, $114 million pact to the star player. The VanVleet clan would not have refused this proposal, but they would have agreed with the management of the team to postpone discussions until later.

Still according to the Canadian media, this amount would be the maximum that the franchise would be ready to pay.

The 28-year-old athlete will only become a free agent in 2024, since 2020, he has been on a four-season deal for $85 million.

VanVleet have struggled since the start of the season, averaging 18.8 points per game and just 37.7% on shots. In addition, the downtown throwing expert has his career worst efficiency rate in this regard, at 32.5%.