Kings pass on handing Vasquez extension

Kings pass on handing Vasquez extension
October 31, 2013, 11:00 pm
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The same year John Wall went No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft, Greivis Vasquez had to wait a while before hearing his name called 27 picks later in the first round.

Three years later, the Wizards point guard received a max contract extension. The Kings point guard is going to have a wait a while longer for his next deal.

Marc Spears with Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Sacramento will not offer Vasquez a contract before Thursday's deadline, making the former University of Maryland star a restricted free agent next summer.

However, don't fret for Vasquez just yet. Spears also reports that Vasquez is expected to re-sign with Sacramento following the season. The Kings can match any offer Vasquez receives from another team.

Of course, who knows what the world will look like by next summer. This past summer, the Kings acquired Vasquez in a deal that send Tyreke Evans to New Orleans. The 6-foot-6 guard set career-highs with 13.9 points and nine assists with the Hornets. He also underwent ankle surgery this past offseason and Spears reports that the Kings want to check out his physical condition over the season. 

"I'm just going to focus on the season and helping the team win," Vasquez told Yahoo! Sports. "If I do my job, help us win and change the culture, everything will be fine. I want to stay here. I love everything about Sacramento and want to be here. "I can't control the contract, but I can control how I play night in and night out. Hopefully everything works out with the Kings and I'm confident it will."

ProBasketballTalk has more on the Kings deliberate approach with Vasquez.