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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”"