Fred VanVleet (29) became a free agent (FA).
According to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, Van Vleet will give up (opt out) the player option for the 2023-24 season on the morning of the 13th (Korean time) and become a free agent this summer.
‘2022 NBA All-Star’ VanVleet, who helped lead Toronto to the 2019 NBA championship, declared an opt-out, allowing him to sign with any team in the league. He gives up the remaining one-year, $22M () of the four-year, $85M contract he signed in 2020.
After Kyrie Irving, VanVleet, who is considered the biggest player in the point guard position among free agents, did not rule out renegotiations with Toronto. Toronto may even consider the option of participating in a signing and trade to send VanVleet to another team.
VanVleet averaged 19.3 points this season, down from the previous two seasons, but still ranked in the top 15 in the league in assists (7.2) and steals (1.8) and three-pointers made (207) per game. He also spent his entire career with Toronto, becoming the second player in Toronto history to make 1,000 career 3-pointers.
Undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, VanVleet signed a multi-year contract with Toronto. He gradually began to be included in the starting list from the 18-19 season. He then averaged double-digit points for the first time in his career (averaging 11 points and 4.8 assists per game) as backup point guard for Kayla Urie as Toronto won its first championship.스포츠토토
Best of all, in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, VanVleet had a career night, scoring 22 points and leading Toronto to its first trophy in franchise history. With this performance, he finished second in the NBA Finals MVP voting and established himself as Toronto’s starting point guard from the following season.
Meanwhile, VanVleet became the highest-paid undrafted player in NBA history when he signed a four-year, $85 million contract in 2020. If VanVleet signs a new contract in the free agent market this summer, it is predicted that he will recapture Duncan Robinson’s highest undrafted salary title. (Robinson contract for 5 years, $90M)