Fred VanVleet agrees to sign largest contract for an undrafted player in NBA history

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Fred VanVleet has agreed to a new, lucrative deal with the Toronto Raptors and will remain with the team long term.

VanVleet’s deal with the Raptors is for four years, worth $85M, per Shams Charania of The Athletic, and it includes a player option in his fourth year.

The new contract of the Raptors star is the largest one for an undrafted player in NBA history, via Bleacher Report.

Fred VanVleet’s number was always likely to come in around Malcolm Brogdon’s deal — and always likely to come from Toronto. He’s come to embody the team’s player development culture in going from an undrafted free agent to a franchise cornerstone.

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) November 21, 2020 Previous articleJeremy Lin drawing interest from NBA teams

Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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