The Milwaukee Bucks introduced one of their recent acquisitions, point guard Greivis Vasquez to the media on Thursday.
The Bucks gave up a protected future first-round pick to get the 6’6 native of Venezuela.
When asked what makes him a good fit with the Bucks, Vasquez said, “I can start, I can come off the bench. Playing with young guys, I can bring that toughness, that leadership, the passion. I’m not afraid.”
Vasquez also said he welcomes the competition with 23-year-old point guard Michael Carter-Williams.
“When you go into practice thinking you’ve got to play against the other guy, then your team gets better,” Vasquez said. “That’s the mind-set I’m bringing. I want to go out there and compete and make him better.”
With the Bucks trading for Vasquez and adding Greg Monroe in free agency, they traded veteran Jared Dudley to the Washington Wizards for a future second round draft pick.
Dudley was a leader both on and off the court for the Bucks last season, but the Bucks gained some salary cap relief by making the deal.
Washington was looking for help at forward after losing Paul Pierce to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency.