Bucks Acquire Greivis Vasquez from the Raptors

In a minor deal Thursday night, the Toronto Raptors dealt guard Greivis Vasquez to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for the draft rights to Norman Powell, the 46th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, plus a protected 2017 first round pick that originally belonged to the LA Clippers.

The Bucks selected guard Rashad Vaughn with the 17th pick in the Draft.

From the press release:

Vasquez joins the Bucks after averaging 9.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in a career-high 82 games (28 starts) for the Toronto Raptors in 2014-15. Last season, he hit a single-season career-high 133 3-pointers, which is 24 more than his previous best for a season, while connecting on a career-best 37.9 percent of his attempts from three. The 6-foot-6-inch guard owns career averages of 9.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists over 375 games (157 starts) in five seasons with Memphis, New Orleans, Sacramento and Toronto. His best statistical season came in 2012-13 when he averaged 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.0 assists in 78 games (78 starts) for New Orleans. His 704 total assists that year ranked first in the NBA, and his assists average of 9.0 ranked third in the league. Vasquez earned his only Player of the Week honor when he was awarded the accolade for the Western Conference for the week of Dec. 30, 2012.


The Venezuelan-born player was selected with the 28th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He is the first of his nationality to be drafted into the NBA, and only the third Venezuelan citizen to ever play in the NBA. Vasquez attended Maryland and played four years for the Terrapins. In 2010, he earned the Sportsman of the Year Award from the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.