One of the most exciting free agents of the offseason, Fred VanVleet has made his first important decision of the year, as the former NBA champion decided to sign a sneaker deal with Li-Ning.
ESPN's Nick De Paula reported the news, and VanVleet joins the Chinese family where he'll be with CJ McCollum, RJ Hampton, Udonis Halsem, D'Angelo Russell and Dwyane Wade.
Welcome to the gang ✊🏾 https://t.co/7CwE3qWBC5— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) November 16, 2020
VanVleet’s previous shoe deal was with AND1, which he signed just last year. The 26-year-old has also worn Nike and Adidas sneakers previously.
'Freddie' went undrafted out of Wichita State and has now surpassed all of the expectations set for him, becoming one of the best guards in the association. He has worked his way up in the association from the G-League all the way to winning a championship.
He's proved his worth the last couple of seasons, as he averaged 19.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4 assists per game in the latest Raptors playoff run at Orlando.