Apr 11, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez (21) reacts after making a three point basket against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Will the Greivis Vasquez deal prove to be good for Milwaukee?
AMcG: I love Vasquez’s game. One of the biggest problems with Milwaukee’s bench last season was that they were very predictable. When the starters sat down the team didn’t look very creative or dynamic. Vasquez is the perfect remedy for that. People seem to have convinced themselves that both the 46th pick and the Clippers’ pick were incredibly valuable: I hate to break the news, but they really weren’t.
TW: I’ve written about this before but I think if the only purpose of adding Vasquez was to improve the backup point guard spot then it was a waste of draft picks and cap space and a bad trade. If there’s bigger things in General Greivis’ future, then maybe it worked out.
AL: Will the deal itself? Hell no. But Vasquez as a player should be just fine. There’s nothing Jerryd Bayless did this season that GV can’t also do, plus he’s a better and more willing passer.
JT: I think so. The price the team dealt in order to get him is a little questionable no doubt, but Vasquez is a solid playmaker that the Bucks sorely lacked, especially in the last half of this past season. I also think it’s a good thing to have a reliable player like Vasquez off the bench if MCW doesn’t improve in the way fans are hoping he can.
BA: We’ll have to see. The offseason is far from over, so it’s hard to analyze one move that really should be judged with how the entire offseason went. That being said, I think O.J. or Jerryd may be on the way out. Ultimately, I think Kidd, Hammond, and co. have a bigger plan ahead, and they certainly know more than us judging from our couches.
PB: Vasquez will prove to be Milwaukee’s best point guard by the end of the season. Don’t be surprised if he unseats Carter-Williams at some point, especially come playoff time. The move may have been poorly timed with free agency looming, but it will pay huge dividends for an inexperienced team.
JW: If he can make three point shots consistently, then yes, I believe Vasquez will work out in Milwaukee. If he doesn’t make three point shots, however, I don’t think he will be around for long.
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