If you're asking who would I take straight up, all things being equal, there are a lot of guys Id take over him.
I don't even see why we're asking that like upgrading the PG means Vasquez has to go. I think the presumption is that Vasquez would eventually be too expensive to keep as a backup if you got an upgrade but I don't think that's the case at all. The $8 - $10 million point guards were either still young and unproven enough to have an elite ceiling like Dragic, had already proven they were a top talent like Curry, or had already proven they could lead the team they were on to the playoffs like Lawson.
Vasquez doesn't check any of those boxes. He is a flawed player that will be 27.5 years old when he's an RFA. He'll have an actual track record as a starter and he has shown that he can lead a bad team to more ping pong balls, you just don't want him to be the best guard on your team. That's not to say there aren't bad GMs in the league, but I just think Vasquez' age and physical limitations would prevent him from being much more than an MLE guy. Teams were after Dragic hoping he could be a core piece, Vasquez is not a core piece, he's a complimentary piece.
This post was edited on 1/17 at 12:31 pm