Raptors’ Fred VanVleet is making strong All-Star case

January 30, 2022

Fred VanVleet is an emerging NBA star, but not a star in any of the ways that anyone would readily recognize. To wit: Fred VanVleet does not soar over helpless defenders, nor mesmerize them with a killer crossover, nor dazzle us with physics-defying passes. Fred VanVleet is not a 7-foot “unicorn.” He is not a “cheat code.” He is not “breaking the game.” The game will probably survive Fred VanVleet.