Raptors player sparks a lot of interest

Fred VanVleet is generating enthusiasm across the NBA.

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Several teams including the New York Knicks are interested in the Toronto Raptors player, the daily reported. New York Daily News, Saturday.

The Raptors hope, however, to retain the services of the 26-year-old, who has recently held unrestricted free agent status.

Last season, his fourth in the NBA, VanVleet averaged 17.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.

The 6-foot-1, 197-lb guard was even better in the playoffs, as evidenced by his stats: 19.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game.

Collectively, the Raptors were disappointed, however, as they were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the association semifinals after being crowned champions last year.

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