Vasquez spent last season with the Bucks but struggled with injury and only suited up for 23 games. When he did play he struggled to score, averaging just six points per game on 32 percent shooting from the field and 25 percent from behind the three-point line. His rebounding and assists numbers held but it was a lost season for a player who just a year before had carved out a place for himself on a Raptors team that won 49 games and made the playoffs.
The Nets are surely hoping that Vasquez is ready to bounce back. His career averages of nine points and nearly five assists per game suggest he's a solid backup. Prior to last season he was a career 35 percent shooter from beyond the arc, a solid number. He will be backing up Jeremy Lin, who is expected to start for Brooklyn next season, and if he's truly healthy, he's a good addition to the roster.
Vasquez clearly wasn't the Nets' first choice. They struck out on Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe, as the Heat and Trail Blazers, respectively, matched offer sheets to retain the two young guards. Brooklyn GM Sean Marks now finds himself with a lot of cap room and not a lot of talent available on the market. Considering the situation, signing veterans like Vasquez to short-term contracts seems like a good course of action.