Knicks Set to Make Push for FVV as Market Value Appears Finalized
Everyone knows the Fred VanVleet is set to get paid.
The only question is how much and by who?
According to sources close to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, it is believed that the market value for VanVleet was previously set by Malcolm Brogdon, who signed with the Indiana Pacers one year ago for $85-million over four years.
Malcolm Brogdon, who was a second round pick out of Virginia had a similar role and walk year as VanVleet in his last season with the Milwaukee Bucks. Minus the injuries, he was able to elevate his game even further with the Pacers this past year. Meanwhile, VanVleet is coming off a career year in which he averaged 17.6 points and 6.6 assists per game.
While the Toronto Raptors are believed to be the favourites in the VanVleet sweepstakes, the New York Knicks are looking to make a big push for the 26-year old undrafted point guard out of Wichita State. The Phoenix Suns are another team that has been a rumoured landing spot for VanVleet.
As one of the bigger names of an otherwise weak free agent class, VanVleet is sure to attract plenty more interest as the offseason moves on.