Vasquez’s addition to the Kings is going to make the squad’s attack so much better simply with his playmaking abilities, and he’ll come in handy for the Kings in many other areas.
One of the biggest keys Vasquez will bring to the team are his minutes. Last season with the New Orleans Hornets, he averaged 34.4 minutes per game. In his first year in the NBA, Vasquez averaged only 12.3 minutes and 25.8 minutes per game. He averaged 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game for the Hornets last year, compared to 8.9 points, 2.6 boards and 5.4 assists the previous season.
His excellent passing skills are expected to help the Kings’ ball movement considerably. His shooting is not the best, but is okay considering he shot at a rate of 43.3 percent from the floor last season as a guard, 34.2 percent in 3-pointers and 80.5 percent from the free throw line.
Vasquez is coming off offseason ankle surgery, but there’s no reason to believe that will affect any aspect of his performance for the team in the 2013-14 season. He’s a consistent player, and bringing that to the Kings will make an impact on his team’s bid to be a force again in the NBA playoff picture.