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Knicks Talk With Sasha Vujacic

The Knicks have spoken with eight-year NBA veteran and former Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic, as David Pick of hears (Twitter link). The 31-year-old has played chiefly overseas since the 2011 lockout, save for a brief time with the Clippers in 2013/14. New York waived guard Ricky Ledo just this afternoon, ostensibly creating a vacancy in the backcourt.

Vujacic split this past season between Turkey and Spain, finding much greater playing time with Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi than he did with Spanish powerhouse Laboral Kuxta. He averaged 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 33.4 minutes per game for Istanbul, but he put up just 5.2 PPG in 14.1 MPG for his Spanish team.

The Clippers brought aboard the two-time NBA champion on a 10-day contract in February 2014, but after 10 total minutes across two appearances, the sides didn’t end up doing another deal. Vujacic spent most of his last full season in the NBA with the Nets, in 2010/11, a career year in which he averaged 9.8 PPG in 24.6 MPG.

The native of Slovenia otherwise spent his time in the Association as a Laker, much of it with Phil Jackson, now team president of the Knicks, as his coach. The Knicks have deals with 14 players, so for now, room is available. Still, Jackson is reportedly targeting big men, including Kevin Seraphin and, perhaps to a lesser degree, Carlos Boozer.

Teams can carry up to 20 players through the preseason but only 15 during the regular season. New York has its $2.814MM room exception available to pay above the minimum.

Do you think the Knicks should sign Vujacic? Leave a comment to have your say.

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24 thoughts on “Knicks Talk With Sasha Vujacic

  1. Daniel

    Did Sasha play with the Lakers that one year with Kobe Bryant and was on the bench where he was a beast

  2. Kane

    Ofcource they should sign him. He knows the triangle like the back of his hand. He’s steve Kerr with defense.

  3. D-leager or undrafted college kid.

  4. willie

    Why not just give him a chance to prove it , to see how good he is.

  5. No, there are better prospects out there…

  6. Howie

    This must be why they waived ledo

  7. Roughneck Mabanaag

    sasha is good but sometimes overwhelming by some allstar player is not to good, because it can also ruin some athletes carrer.

  8. Thomas

    Phil has chemistry with Sasha and he also knows how to run the triangle offense

  9. IbleedBluenOrange

    If they can get Kevin Seraphin AND Sasha V, then I’m all for it

  10. Ansu

    How is he only 31?

  11. Phil was a great coach, but just because your great in one aspect of an organization doesn’t always translate in to greatness in another position within the organization. Isn’t looking promising as a GM. MJ was greatest player ever but has been substandard as an owner/evaluator of talent. Not impressed with Phil in his position with the Knicks.

  12. Pick

    MOST DEFINITELY!!! Older and WISER who can do multiple things in this system.

  13. Booger

    Dude can play some D, not a bad shooter

  14. Ayo Brown

    Seraphim is much better knick need a big man to back up Lopez

    • Steel Hammerhands


  15. mark


  16. Josh

    The Machine!!! Comin’ back to America and a court near you!

  17. richard uschinsky

    good player, not great

  18. LeonRaymond Mitchell

    Yes in he has experience and knows the TRI .Sign Him cause that other old guard was always hurt had high turnovers as did Ledo SIGN HIM!!

  19. jerry

    Great decision. Sasha is in shape, knows defense and has a great attitude – He like to win and plays that way.

  20. gerry fershtman

    Knicks should have signed Schved and Ndoor—-2 bad mistakes….they have the money, why did they screw around?

  21. Barry

    If they’re going to go overseas for a vet they should get Bobby Brown, a proven scorer. They were talking to him but then went with Beno Udrih and we all witnessed that failiure

    • Steel Hammerhands

      Bobby brown is terrible.

  22. I like it. Knicks need more shooters and Sasha can light it up off the bench. He plays with a lot of energy too.

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