What Can Greivis Vasquez Offer The Milwaukee Bucks?

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Jan 13, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard

Greivis Vasquez

(21) passes the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

As Milwaukee Bucks fans everywhere sat watching the draft unfold, eagerly awaiting the team’s 17th pick, they were hit by a curveball right out of the left field. That curveball’s name is Greivis Vasquez.

A trade that didn’t involve moving up or down in the draft wasn’t really in anybody’s script for how the night would unfold for Milwaukee, but here they were bringing in an experienced Venezuelan point guard.

The fact that Vasquez is a guard made it all the more surprising, and a feeling that was further compounded with the decision to draft another guard, Rashad Vaughn shortly afterwards.

That leaves the Bucks with a plethora of guards, Vasquez, Vaughn, Michael Carter-Williams, Jerryd Bayless, Tyler Ennis, Jorge Gutierrez, O.J. Mayo, and (presumably) Khris Middleton too. It’s safe to say there are more moves coming in regards to the backcourt.

Why was Vasquez added into the mix then?

It was a move that definitely seemed to be greeted with scepticism by many Bucks fans on Twitter.

Vasquez’s $6.6 million contract being added to the Bucks’ cap left many disappointed that the Bucks no longer had money to re-sign Middleton and offer another player a max, while giving up the picks for his services was viewed as reckless by many.

In reality I don’t see either of these as problems just yet.

His contract shouldn’t worry anybody, as with the amount of guards currently on the roster, I fully expect others to be moved, so that space could be re-created again, or even improved upon.

In terms of the pick, second rounders are always a stab in the dark and the team had made it clear they didn’t want one this year. As for the Los Angeles Clippers’ 2017 first rounder, it’s lottery protected through to 2019, the Clippers still have Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, so what was it’s value really going to be?

Let’s delve a little deeper to show you why this could prove to be a very shrewd piece of business for Milwaukee.

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