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Greivis Vasquez

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Toronto Raptors

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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 61 games (five starts) with the Toronto Raptors, averaged 9.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 21.5 minutes... Led Toronto in points three times and assists on 11 occasions... Topped the bench in scoring a team-high 26 times... Averaged 16.4 points and 5.6 assists in five games as a starter with Toronto... Recorded game highs of 25 points and seven assists Apr. 14 vs. Milwaukee. Started the game five-for-five from three-point range... Matched his season-high with 26 points Apr. 5 at Milwaukee and made a career-high six three pointers... Scored in double figures in five straight games (Mar. 18-25)... Matched his season-high with seven rebounds Mar. 12 vs. Detroit... Set season highs for points (26) and field goals made (11) Feb. 27 vs. Washington... Inactive (flu-like symptoms) Feb. 1 at Portland... Started his first game as a Raptor Jan. 29 vs. Orlando and scored six points... Led the team in assists in back-to-back games (Jan. 20-22) - totalled 16 assists... Recorded 17 points and a game-high seven assists Jan. 22 vs. Dallas... Contributed season highs of seven rebounds and nine assists Jan. 20 at Charlotte... Grabbed a then season-high six rebounds Jan. 8 vs. Detroit. Added seven points... Led (or tied) the team in assists in two straight games (Dec. 14-18)... Scored a bench-high 12 points in his Raptors debut Dec. 13 vs. Philadelphia... Acquired Dec. 9 from Sacramento along with John Salmons, Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson in exchange for Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray... Averaged 9.8 points, 5.3 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 25.8 minutes in 18 games (allstarts) with Sacramento. Scored in double digits 10 times with the Kings... Scored a then season-high 20 points Nov. 24 at L.A. Lakers... Recorded a season-best 12 assists Nov. 13 vs. Brooklyn.
Playoffs: Led the bench with nine points, three rebounds and two assists May 2 in Game 6 at Brooklyn... Led the bench with 15 points and six rebounds Apr. 30 in Game 5 vs. Brooklyn... Recorded a team-best six assists along with seven points in 26 minutes of action Apr. 25 in Game 3 at Brooklyn... Led the team with eight assists Apr. 22 in Game 2 vs. Brooklyn... Scored a playoff career-high 18 points Apr. 19 in Game 1 vs. Brooklyn.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged career-highs with 13.9 points (.433 FG%, .342 3PT%, .805 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, and 9.0 assists...led the league with 704 assists on the season and ranked third in assists per game (9.0)...recorded 25 double-doubles on the season and achieved six games with 20 points and 10 or more assistsŠrecorded 20-plus points in 16 different contests and recorded double-digit assists in 30 games...tallied season-highs with 25 points and 14 assists on 11/23 at PHO...scored season-high-tying 25 points to go along with 10 assists and six rebounds on 11/26 at LAC...set career-high with 27 points on 12/26 vs. ORL...dished a career-high 16 assists on 12/14/12 vs. MIN...notched 20 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds on 12/28 vs. TOR...notched first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 assists and career-high tying 11 rebounds on 2/8 at ATL...scored 25 points, making a career-best seven free throws, and had nine assists on 3/1 vs. DET...had 25 points, nine assists and three steals on 3/31 vs. CLE.

2011-12: Averaged 8.9 ppg (.430 FG%, .319 3pt%, .821 FT%), 2.6 rpg, 5.4 apg, and 25.8 mpg in 66 games (started 26) with New Orleans ... Led the Hornets in scoring in four games, rebounding in two and assists in 37 ... Ranked 20th in the NBA in assists ... Had one 20-point, 10-assis effort ... Recorded six double-doubles ... Only one of three Hornets to play in all 66 regular season contests.

2010-11: Averaged 3.6 ppg (.408 FG%, .291 3pt%, .773 FT%), 1.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, and 12.3 mpg in 70 games (started 1) with Memphis ... Scored in double-figures in seven games ... Among rookies, ranked 7th in assists. Top Single-Game Performances: Tallied a seasonhigh 17 points in a season-high 33 minutes in only start vs. LA Clippers (4/13/11) ... Had 13 points and five assists vs. Hornets (4/10/11) ... Recorded season-high seven assists to accompany six points and two steals vs. Utah (1/7/11).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Memphis in the first round (28th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft .... Acquired by the New Orleans Hornets from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Quincy Pondexter on Dec. 24, 2011...acquired by the Sacramento Kings from the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team trade on July 10, 2013 ... Traded by the Sacramento Kings with Chuck Hayes, John Salmons and Patrick Patterson to the Toronto Raptors for Quincy Acy, Rudy Gay and Aaron Gray (12/9/13)

COLLEGE:
Averaged 16.0 ppg (.425 FG%, .329 3pt%, .828 FT%), 4.8 rpg, 5.7 apg and 1.4 spg in 136 career games at the University of Maryland ... As a senior, won the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top collegiate point guard and was recognized as a consensus second-team All-American after averaging 19.6 ppg (.429 FG%, .359 3pt%, .857 FT%), 4.6 rpg and 6.3 apg in 33 games ... Also earned The Sporting News All-American First-Team honors in 2009-10 ... Tallied a career-high 41 points and recorded seven rebounds and six assists vs. Virginia Tech (2/27/10) ... Scored 20 or more points in 36 career games, 16 coming in his senior campaign ... Dished out a career-high 16 assists vs. North Carolina State (2/9/08).

PERSONAL:
Full name is Greivis Josue Vasquez Rodriguez ... Pronounced GRAY-vis Vass-kezs ... Son of Ivis and Gregorio Rodriguez ... Is the first Venezuelan-born player drafted into the NBA, and only the third Venezuelan citizen to ever play in the NBA ... Awarded 2010 Sportsman of the Year Award by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance ... Participated in Basketball Wihout Borders in Brazil in 2004 ... Traveled to Venezuela in the summer of 2012 to conduct basketball clinics as part of U.S. Department of State and NBA's Basketball Envoy Program ... Honored as a "Champion of Change" in connecting the Americas for te work he has done in his native country of Venezuela ... Attended high school with current Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant ... Twitter: @greivisvasquez.

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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 200 lbs./ 90.7 kg
Born: January 16, 1987
From: University of Maryland
Draft: 1st Round (28th pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2013 - 2014
  Sacramento Kings 2013 - 2013
  New Orleans Pelicans 2012 - 2013
  Memphis Grizzlies 2011 - 2011
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Prior to NBA/Country: Maryland/Venezuela

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