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Sasha Vujacic has been working out with Blake Griffin, eyes NBA return this season

Jul 22, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT


Sasha Vujacic last played meaningful NBA minutes back in 2011 as a member of the Nets, but played six-plus seasons before that, all with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Vujacic was known as a shooter (and an irritant to opponents) more than anything else, although he did sink two incredibly clutch free throws that helped L.A. seal a victory in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals.

He was technically in the league last season, although if you blinked you would have missed his stint. The Clippers signed Vujacic to a 10-day contract, but he only got into two games, most notably playing a little over nine minutes of garbage time in a 45-point victory over the Sixers.

Vujacic is apparently hoping for a more substantial NBA return this season.

From Arash Markazi of

Sasha Vujacic has been working out this summer with Blake Griffin with an eye towards returning to the NBA this season.

Phil Jackson may look to give Vujacic a shot in New York. Team guy who can shoot and knows Triangle and knows what Fisher wants from him.

The part about the Knicks is pure speculation, but given Jackson’s propensity to bring players in who are familiar with his system, bringing Vujacic in on a minimum deal could make some sense.

Vujacic holds averages of 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 15.9 minutes per game for his career, while knocking down 37.1 percent of his looks from three-point distance.

  1. romestar82 - Jul 22, 2014 at 11:21 AM


  2. getlow81 - Jul 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    He’s such a fringe NBA player, great size and solid but not outstanding 3pt shooter, but defensively porous and doesn’t contribute highly elsewhere.

    This almost seems like an ad placement by his agent….”Heyyyy! Hire this guy!”

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 22, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      he sounds like a Knick to me based on that description

  3. ProBasketballPundit - Jul 22, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    I’ll gladly sign off on Vujacic’s return if only to see him go up against Goran Dragic again. You’d think two Slovenian players would be happy to face off but instead these guys try to rip each other’s heart out.

  4. duhwighthoward - Jul 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    He is really good at closing out on defense. No one ever mentions this part of his game. It’s how he shut down Ginobli and allowed the Lakers to advance to the Finals.

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