In a conference call with local Toronto media on Wednesday afternoon, unrestricted free agent Fred VanVleet said he is 'flexible' to taking a short-term deal due to the uncertainty of the NBA season and potential declining salary cap. (Josh Lewenberg on Twitter)
VanVleet's 2018 deal is set to expire and he's ready to cash in as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Given the NBA's landscape has changed a bit, he's lightened his stance on wanting a longer term deal. The four-year veteran from Wichita State has certainly earned a significant raise - setting career-highs with 17.8 points, 6.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.9 steals in 48 games this season. VanVleet missed his last six games with a shoulder injury but he should be good to go when play resumes.