FredVanVleet bet on himself, and that bet still seems to be the gift on keeps on giving to the Toronto Raptors guard. According to  Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, VanVleet and the Raptors are closing in on a new contract that would guarantee of NBA checks coming in for four more years.

Toronto and Fred VanVleet appear headed towards a contract extension that could approach four years and over $110 million, sources told B/R. Thaddeus Young is expected to find a two-year agreement worth at least $10 million to rejoin Toronto.

VanVleet was one of the best point guards in the nation during his days running the backcourt of the Wichita State Shockers alongside Ron Baker, but he was not able to hear his name get called in the 2016 NBA Draft. Nevertheless, he managed to find his way to an NBA roster with sheer perseverance, and look at how he has repaid the Raptors for trusting him?

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The Raptors signed VanVleet to a two-year deal in 2018 worth $18 million then inked him to a four-year contract in 2020. It appears, however, that  Toronto isn’t going to wait for 2023 (player option) or 2024 to make a move on VanVleet, as they have little doubt that he can make an even bigger impact going forward on the franchise.

So far in his career, VanVleet is averaging 13.7 points, 4.9 assists, and 3.2 rebounds, while also connecting on 38.2 percent of his shots from behind the arc.