Fred VanVleet Contract : Fred VanVleet makes history by signing the largest contract an undrafted player has ever received.

Raahib Singh
|Published 22/11/2020

Fred VanVleet Contract : Fred VanVleet signed an $85 million, 4 year deal with the Raptors thus making history as the largest contract by an undrafted player.

Back in 2016, Fred VanVleet hosted a draft party. The young man from Rockford, Illinois was excited as he waited for his name to be called out in the 2016 NBA Draft. Unfortunately, things did not turn out as he hoped. 60 names were called, and none of them was his. Thankfully, he did not give up.

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VanVleet was signed by the Raptors’ G League affiliate Raptors 905. He was a key piece in the championship team that won the G League title in 2016-17. He got a call up to the Raptors since the 2017-18 season. Fred was an important part of the 2019 Raptors that won the NBA Championship.

Fred VanVleet becomes the highest-paid undrafted player

In 4 short years, Fred VanVleet has made his impact felt in the NBA. From going undrafted to becoming one of the most sought after free agent this offseason, Fred has shown everyone what hard work and determination can get you. Now he has a new achievement under his belt. VanVleet signed a new 4 year, $85 million contract with the Raptors. Fred VanVleet became the highest-paid undrafted player in NBA history.

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Top 5 undrafted players in NBA history

Not getting drafted on the draft night sucks, but it is not the end. There are quite a few players who have proven this. Here is a list of the top 5 undrafted NBA players, in my opinion:

1. Ben Wallace

2. Avery Johnson

3. Udonis Haslem

4. Bruce Bowen

5. Fred VanVleet

VanVleet is still early in his career, and will definitely climb through this list.


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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him toward TSR. He started playing basketball when he was 14, and fell in love with the sport ever since. His interest in the NBA developed at the same time as when Stephen Curry put the entire league on notice. Raahib was spellbound by Steph and the Warriors and has been a fan since. From starting off as a Warriors fan, Raahib has evolved into someone who can never miss a good game of basketball. He converts his love for the game and the knowledge he has gained into the articles he writes. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, going for walks, and murder mysteries.

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