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Lakers/Raptors last minute talks fail

Feb 18, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

Update 3:24 pm The Lakers made it official after the deadline passed, they did not make a trade. Lakers fans, good news — Sasha is still your whipping boy. The deal would have been Vujacic and forward Josh Powell for Banks and Patrick O’Bryant.

Why? Toronto pushed the deal because Powell and Chris Bosh are good friends, and the Raptors want to keep Bosh this summer.

ORIGINAL: Right before the deadline, reports surfaced that the Lakers may have found a taker for the contract of Sasha Vujacic, the guard out of favor with the team but owed $5.5 million next year — the Toronto Raptors. Allegedly point guard Marcus Banks would come to Los Angeles.

Banks is owed $4.7 million next year. Last second deals like this rarely happen, but we will follow and update.

  1. i5aac - Feb 18, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Didn’t happen

  2. Reed Baller - Feb 18, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    My boy Sasha stays! He’ll be better come play off time!

  3. asian5371 - Feb 18, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    The lakers need to trade sasha vujasic,josh powell,adam morrison,dj mbenga and future #1 pick of the lakers for Houston Tracy Mcgrady. Lakers need a point guard.

  4. e.m.ali - Feb 18, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    hey Asian5371 do you need glasses or do you watch laker games or just run of @ the mouth.have you taken a good look @ a guy named S Brown.he comes in for a guy named Kobe!& another one named Fisher he looks like he might be able to play ……be a real fan or stay out of the fray you know not what you speak

  5. Anonymous - Feb 18, 2010 at 5:35 PM


  6. DCLAKERFAN - Feb 18, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    very glad no deal was done this team is set for the long run…. we could use an enforcer type like maybe pau’s brother but it can be done with this team with no problem. but let’s put a bug in their ear for down the road…sasha/morrison for james posey *DEFENSE* just think first lebron sees artest then kobe then posey 3 strong defenders that can also score would be nice playoff run you think..?.

  7. lakerball101 - Feb 18, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Do you know basketball. He stated point guard not shooting guard, which I agree with.

  8. the superman - Feb 18, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    you need to go away bcoz u on that good for laker..

  9. Officer LAKER!` - Feb 18, 2010 at 7:03 PM


  10. JO - Feb 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    asian5371 that’s a very stupid comment to make. You obviously don’t know a single thing about the construction of a team. You should keep your ignorant comments to yourself because they don’t make any sense or have any substance to them. You sound extremely stupid and should feel embarassed. Do everyone a favor and keep your mouth closed and your fingers off the keyboard.

  11. rlazzar - Feb 18, 2010 at 8:12 PM

    The Lakers are going to step it up in the play offs, you witch and see.

  12. john - Feb 18, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Sasha very limited B Ball skills (much like Walton). Lakers would be better off moving both of these guys. The real need for the Lakers is a point guard. Love the guy, but D Fish can’t play forever!

  13. luffy - Feb 18, 2010 at 9:54 PM

    Hey John, newsflash! Lakers have Farmar… Lakers is good as is and nothing needs to be changed, Kobe Just needs to get a good rest for the play-offs…
    W/big ‘Z’ out of the way, the so called king james has no chance of getting their first ring this season. Jamison who? Pau Gasol will eat him in the PF position…

  14. asian5371 - Feb 18, 2010 at 10:12 PM

    Why I’m just saying that the lakers need another point guard to help the lakers second unit is that against i’m a fan of the lakers and I from the PHilippines are u just angry at me.

  15. john - Feb 18, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    Yes, true they have Farmar and Brown. Sometimes I think these guys are “shooting guards” tho. I like that Derek Fisher type of a guard out there; he’s a general on the floor . . . no messin’ around! I think that’s why Phil really likes him so much

  16. bigbad boy - Feb 18, 2010 at 11:33 PM

    Sasha just had a wakeup call.. he has to be more consistent and play with more passion if he wants to stay with the lakers. He has to make things happen and make it happen right now.. He Needs to drive more to he basket instead of being a one dimensional player. He can be just going with the flow he is in the NBA. Its time he acted like he belongs there.. Peace Out.

  17. Anonymous - Feb 19, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    oh boy

  18. Drew - Feb 19, 2010 at 2:33 AM

    Neither Vujacic nor Banks is the answer for the Lakers, and this trade wouldn’t have made any sense for the Raptors either – taking on a more expensive contract for a guy they don’t need. This is another classic case of signing guys based on potential who desperately try to get unloaded by teams.

  19. Reverse lookup usa - Feb 19, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Hands down one of the better posts I’ve come across.

  20. NR - Feb 22, 2010 at 12:47 AM

    Lakers need a point guard, one that can drive,score and assist, to me that sounded like Nate Robinson. Brown and Farmar (especially) have been to inconsistent and with Buss trying to win another title on the “cheap”, I don’t think it will happen. I like Fisher but he’s a step slow and not what he was last year. I hope the laker get lucky again but I don’t think they can keep up with the Cav’s or maybe even Denver. Mr. Buss, you have to pay to stay.

  21. anonymous - Feb 27, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    sasha sucks balls. plays like a scared little european girl…so sick of seeing him put his hands to his face, deer in the headlights look, while walking over to refs in wonderment regarding what he could have possibly done that can be considered a foul. grow up, you little girl, and learn to play real defense…move your feet instead of always reaching. hopefully he’ll be moving his feet right out of la.

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