Could The Machine soon be back with the Los Angeles Lakers? It certainly looks possible.
According to ESPN’s Arash Markazi, Sasha Vujacic wants to return to the NBA, and he wants to return to the Lakers:
Vujacic has been active on Twitter over the last few days, even retweeting a fan who sent him a photo of Vujacic’s old jersey with the Lakers, with the fan saying “I really hope you come back to L.A one day!”
Vujacic won two championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010. His biggest moment as a Laker was hitting two clutch free throws in the 2010 NBA Finals: his makes at the line pretty much sealed the win in Game 7, meaning the Lakers would repeat as champions.
In the 2010-11 season, Vujacic was traded to the New Jersey Nets for Joe Smith and picks. Sasha would later leave the NBA for a team in Turkey, yet it seems he’s now ready to return to where it all started for him.
Depending on the price, Vujacic would be a solid addition to the team. Obviously, the Lakers need shooters to put around Howard, and the three-point shot is Sasha’s speciality. Vujacic is also a scrappy defender who gets under the skin of his opponent.
The Lakers are also said to have interest in former guard, Jordan Farmar, though buyout complications have arisen with his team in Turkey, so a reunion with Farmar may be unlikely.