|No. 16 – Hapoel Haifa|
|League||Israeli Super League|
|Born||February 18, 1986|
Ocumare Del Tuy, Venezuela
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2004||Patriotas de Guarico|
|2004–2005||Pescadores de Cumana|
|2005–2008||Panteras de Miranda|
|2006–2007||Pescadores de Sucre|
|2008–2016||Marinos de Anzoátegui|
|2008||Centauros de Cojedes|
|2008||Petroleros de Falcon|
|2008–2011||Angeles de Puebla|
|2009||Piratas Saludcoop Bogota|
|2009||Lanceros de Cojedes|
|2009||Tiburones de Vargas|
|2011||Reales de La Vega|
|2011–2012||Halcones Rojos Veracruz|
|2012–2013||Halcones UV Xalapa|
|2013||Caquetíos de Falcón|
|2014||Brujos de Guayama|
|2014||Maratonistas de Coamo|
|2014||Protectores de Miranda|
|2018–2019||Guaros de Lara|
|Career highlights and awards|
Gregory Maxdier Vargas Díaz (born February 18, 1986) is a Venezuelan professional basketball player, who lastly played for Cluj of the Romanian Liga Națională. He was the Israeli Basketball Premier League Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and the Israeli Premier League Assists Leader in 2017 and 2020.
In the 2015–16 season, Vargas averaged 13.9 points and 6.4 assists per game in the Israeli Premier League, with Maccabi Haifa.
Vargas also played against the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies as a part of Maccabi Haifa, in an NBA preseason game. He scored over 20 points in 8 games, and had 10 or more assists in 3 games as well, during the 2015–16 season.
On July 7, 2016, Vargas signed with French club SLUC Nancy. In November 2016, he left Nancy after appearing in eight games.
On December 17, 2016, he returned to his former club Maccabi Haifa., During his season with the club he won Israeli Super League Defensive Player of the Year award and helped Haifa reaching the Israeli League Finals. He was the Israeli Basketball Premier League Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017. He was also the Israeli Premier League Assists Leader in 2017.
On July 20, 2017, Vargas signed with the Spanish club Baloncesto Fuenlabrada of the Liga ACB for the 2017–18 season.
On August 1, 2019, Vargas returned to Maccabi Haifa for a third stint, signing a one-year deal. On February 3, 2020, Vargas recorded a triple-double 16 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists, leading Haifa to a 93–84 win over Hapoel Gilboa Galil. He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 18 MVP. He was the Israeli Premier League Assists Leader in 2019-20.
On July 2, 2020, he has signed with Cluj of the Romanian Liga Națională.
Vargas is a member of the senior men's Venezuelan national basketball team. As a member of the team at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, he helped Venezuela to defeat Uruguay and Canada to win the gold medal. That was Venezuela's first FIBA Americas Championship, and allowed them to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, where Vargas also played with Venezuela.
Vargas was described as a tough FIBA player, who could be a college basketball All-American, by ESPN basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla.
Vargas' older brother, José, is also a professional basketball player. The two brothers have played together on the senior men's Venezuelan national basketball team.