Greivis Vasquez says Sacramento Kings ‘never felt like a fit’

Dec 1, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Greivis Vasquez (10) controls the ball against Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Sacramento Kings 115-113. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

When the Sacramento Kings acquired Greivis Vasquez from the New Orleans Hornets this past offseason, there was excitement all-around.

The Kings finally had a point guard who had a game built around facilitating and Vasquez reportedly couldn’t wait to adorn the purple and black. The former Maryland product mentioned how much he used to enjoy the passing of the glory-years Kings and all but suggested he was going to mold the current regime into a passing team as well.

Eighteen games later and Vazquez is nothing more than a forgotten memory after the team traded him to the Toronto Raptors.

Sacramento hardly had the opportunity to get to know Vasquez and he hardly had time to get to know the team or city, though what he does apparently know is that it wasn’t a ‘fit’:

Vasquez says Kings never felt like a fit, is looking forward to a fresh start with Raps. Seems genuinely excited, believes they can win

Now granted, the comment could be taken a couple of ways though many likely took it with a bit of a rye eye, a suggestion that Sacramento wasn’t good for Greivis. Did he mean that? We’ll never know – though it was certainly a bit strange to hear such considering Vasquez seemed beyond thrilled to be traded to Sacramento this past offseason.

Of course, he now wants to spend the remainder of his career in Toronto too, so I guess I need to invest in a few tons of salt grains…

Greivis: “I want to play for the Toronto Raptors. I want to win a lot of games here and hopefully I stay here for my whole career”

Topics: Greivis Vasquez, Sacramento Kings

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  • IDK02

    Honestly I can’t tell who is a right fit on this team, yet.

    • asifyouknow

      Doing really well in a wining team right now ..How is that Rudy thing working out for you..lol..And how is point guard working our …29 pts, 2 ass and another loss…

      • Nurani Reed

        east coast teams are weak compared to west coast….and raptors aren’t even in america…..
        Rudy has scored over 50 points in 2 games and hes not hogging the ball like the Raptors wanted him to do….Kings just beat the Rockets the other night and tonight they are gonna beat the bobcats or hornets or whatever name they want to call themselves….

        And if you think Raptors have a winning record with under .500 winning percentage than You know nothing about basketball

  • Bryant

    While I hardly believe he really meant this (likely just spouting words for the press), he really WASN’T the right fit here, not with that dang defense.

  • jim

    bro ur shit rudy got injured

  • swanbob

    Vasquez is too slow on both ends of the court. Hard to see him fitting on any team that doesnt have anthony davis out running everyone on fast breaks to catch lobs.

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