The Brooklyn Nets will sign free agent Greivis Vasquez to a one-year contract, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Vasquez spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, but only played 23 games because he had surgery in December to remove a bone spur from his foot.
Vasquez, 29, will likely serve as Jeremy Lin's backup at point guard, but he can share the floor with Lin, too. He's a good passer and was a reliable 3-point shooter with the Toronto Raptors before joining the Bucks and making only 24.7 percent of his 3s in their cramped offense.
Vasquez lacks the foot speed and focus to be an effective defensive player. Quick point guards often blow right by him.
Brooklyn needed another playmaker, and Vasquez can fill that role for a season. He's not likely to be a part of the long-term core, though, and that's why this news isn't particularly exciting. The Nets tried to nab young restricted free agents Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson, but their teams decided to match the offer sheets. At this point in the offseason, there aren't many more upside plays to make, so they went with a safe bet.