VanVleet to Houston; many big names stay put as NBA free agency opens

FILE - Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) in action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, March 2, 2023, in Washington. On Friday, June 30, VanVleet agreed to a three-year, $130 million deal to join the Houston Rockets. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Fred VanVleet bet on himself, and the Houston Rockets are the beneficiaries.