Mar 20, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez (21) attempts a shot past Boston Celtics point guard Avery Bradley (0) during the first quarter of a game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN: Greivis Vasquez will be ready to start season opener, likes Kings roster

Acquiring a player just months removed from a significant operation is always a little concerning, but new Sacramento Kings point guard Greivis Vasquez says not to worry – he’s coming along just fine and he expects to be ready for the Kings’ season opener.

Vasquez recently sat down with ESPN to talk about not only his participation (well, lack of) in the FIBA Americas Championships but also the Kings, which is a roster he’s excited about:


We expect to have a great and very productive year,” Vasquez said.

“I hope to be able to help my team win a lot of games and get to the playoffs,” he said, something Vasquez hasn’t achieved since his time with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2011.

“I like it a lot, it’s a young team, a new coach, a new general manager, so good things are expected,” Vasquez said. Vasquez radiates optimism. He feels that the Venezuelan national team will go to the 2014 World Championship in Spain. That the season with the Kings will be a success and that he will be 100 percent with the season coming up. For now, as he feels the sorrow of not having been able to participate in the FIBA Americas Championships, the player awaits his moment while working on perfecting his role as Venezuela’s ambassador on and off the court.

Maybe a bit optimistic on both accounts, but certainly a renewed energy that’s been lacking in the Kings locker room for quite some time.

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