AP Source: VanVleet Staying With Raptors On 4-year Deal

AP Source: VanVleet Staying With Raptors On 4-year Deal

News18

Fred VanVleet bet on himself. It paid off.

VanVleet agreed Saturday to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract remains unsigned.

The fourth year of the contract is at VanVleets option, the person said.

The undrafted guard from Wichita State has played a huge role in the Raptors recent successes, most importantly their run to the 2019 NBA championship. He has set career bests in scoring by wide margins in each of the last three seasons, that number rising to 17.6 points per game this past season.

Keeping VanVleet was of major importance to the Raptors, who have won at least 50 games in each of the last five seasons by far the longest current streak in the NBA. Milwaukee has a two-year such streak, and the reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers reached the 50-win mark last season.

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