Juan Dixon and Steve Blake played for the Wizards. So did Lonny Baxter. Now, another University of Maryland legend hopes to follow their lead.
In a recent interview with Baltimore's 105.7 The Fan, former Terps guard Greivis Vasquez said of possibly playing for Washington: "That's the plan." Vasquez is currently a free agent.
“Hopefully they’re interested, obviously they want to see me healthy," he said. "I’m still in the process of rehabbing, but that would be a great thing for my career, just play the next three or four years in D.C. and help that team, because I know I can help any team, but D.C. is a special city for me. I could go back to a city that’s done so much for me in my college career, so we’ll see what happens.”
Vasquez, 30, played just three games last season for the Nets and only 23 games the year before with the Bucks. He has played seven NBA seasons after playing four years at Maryland. Before Maryland, Vasquez played at Montrose Christian high school in Rockville, Md. with Kevin Durant.
Injuries have hampered Vasquez' NBA career, but when healthy he is a very effective combo guard. The Wizards currently have a void at the backup guard position and could use a veteran behind John Wall and Bradley Beal. Could Vasquez be the answer?