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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  46 responses

Lakers Looking to Trade Sasha Vujacic?

LA expects to re-sign Shannon Brown within the next 1-2 weeks, but that may mean having to let Vujacic go. Reports the Plain Dealer: “Sources said Lakers are trying to trade Sasha Vujacic wfirst round pick to get his salary off books. They tried to do it for Delonte West. If they move Vujacic, and there’s a decent chance they will, Brown will likely be back in LA. Cavs stuff sounds like just a flirtation.”

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  • Yesse

    The machine will be missed.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Where would they find minutes for Delonte. Kobe, Blake, Fish, Brown, Barnes….that’s alot of guard minutes.

  • Squirrel7

    Isn’t Barnes more of a SF? And any GM that offers more than a candy bar and tube of Pringles for Sasha is crazy. So expect David Khan to trade Love, Beasley and the rights to Rubio for him.

  • vuk

    kobe and barnes can play the 3 as well tho, all 6 of those guys can actually guard multiple positions, all except blake whos just a pure pg, but fish can guard 1 or 2, delonte 1 or 2 blake 1 or 2 brown 1, 2 or 3 (i think hes athletic enough to guard a lot of 3s in the L, especially with gasol and bynum behind him), and kobe and barnes can guard 1, 2 or 3 … thos 6 plus artest would basically make up LAs 1-3, with lamar, gasol, bynum, caracter and ratliff … that is an absolutely amazing and deeeeeep team … 3 peat lookin really good right now

    … and dont forget, fishers getting old and his minutes will probably decline throughout the season but increase in playoffs and barnes would serve as artests back upwith blake backing up fisher, and probably playing most minutes … and brown backing up kobe, if they got delonte that would just be sick

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    They need some young fresh legs who can score the ball in return but I don’t think they will get that in return for the “Machine”.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Since Vujacic contract is in its final year I think LA has a shot at getting Rudy Fernandez if they package some first round picks with Vujacic.

  • http://music.entelleckt.com entelleckt

    cosign @Squirrel7

  • Sven

    @ Eboy

    If they would of have traded for West they could waive him as only 500K is guaranteed. Same thing Wolves will do.
    Damn, Kupchak should of have used this argument towards Gilbert to make sure LA wins over Miami :-)

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Finally, the Lakers are dismantling that terrible bench they have had for the past few years. None of that bench trash deserves rings.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    I dont mean Odom of course.

  • Conduit

    Lakers still need a sharp shooter on the roster if they drop Sasha.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Conduit – they would need a sharp shooter even if they KEPT Salsa…

  • LD

    Trade him for Chris Paul! They pulled off Kwame for Gasol.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Vujacic for Kapono…lol

  • T-Money

    It’s impossible to rotate 7 perimeter players, even 6 is tough.

  • namik

    The Lakers already had 5 perimeter players with no real substitute for Kobe. This would actually help the Lakers if they got West by further reducing the strain at PG. Barnes is more of a defensive player at the 2-3. This would work, and work great.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Adding West would be adding one too many headcases to that locker room. I would pay to hear a conversation between Ron Artest and Delonte West though.

  • MississippiLaker

    Delonte has a non guaranteed contract…meaning the Lakers would have released him as soon as acquiring him in order to save money.

  • Squirrel7

    Again (@T-Money), if David Khan can rotate 7 point-guards………..

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  • Drew

    Whoever mentioned Fernandez can forget about it. He’s a good player and on paper he would be nice on this team, but you forget that the reason he wants out of Portland is lack of playing time. Where is he going to find that here in LA?

  • Ali

    The Machine put in work, timely threes, scrappy in your face D, loose ball monster! never backed down from anyone. This is what you want from a young NBA baller coming off the bench. Injuries cut his Lakers career short.

  • unrel

    @Kap.. as good as that trade sounds.. i doubt the blazers would “help” out the lakers.. or anyone in the W.Conf..

  • JTaylor21

    @Ali your mistaking in your face D for annoying gyrations that makes it seem like he’s playing D. It shows just how little basketball laker fans know by calling this little eastern european gymnast a machine, ha. What an imbecile fanbase.

  • Ali

    Stop sippin on that hateraide JTayler21. Quick reminder for you…
    Game 6 2010 NBA Finals, Sasha led the Lakers’ bench with crutial 9 pts, including two three-pointers. Game 7, 11 second left and we lead by only two pts, Sasha nailed two critical free throws that put the game away…”This game’s in the refrigerator! The door’s closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard, and the Jell-O is jiggling…

  • Ali

    This is what you want from a bench player in crunch time that averages 10-15 minutes per game…

  • pduggal

    I don’t know about getting rid of Vujacic. I’d like to keep brown and vujacic. But if we have to chose, this team, and the way it’s built needs sasha more. It’s a gamble, but we need a shooter. I understand he’s been cold, and far from the machine, but I’d take my chances on him to hit open shots over brown. We need shooters. With Kobe, Pau, and Bynum attracting double teams, you need shooters. If would have landed Miller or Krover, that would have been ideal, but now we have to keep sasha.

  • Hurricane

    Maybe trade Vujacic & a 1st Rd. Pick to the Blazers for Rudy Fernandez & a 2nd Rd. Pick, Rudy & Pau know eachother so??? & if we got Rudy, maybe let Shannon Brown leave, all of that would save us money
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    I just wish Walton would retire or get his contract bought out
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    PG: Fisher
    SG: Bryant
    SF: Artest
    PF: Gasol
    .C: Bynum
    PG: Blake
    SG: Fernandez
    SF: Barnes
    PF: Odom
    .C: Ratliff
    SF: Ebanks
    PF: Caracter
    SF: Walton

  • velkcro

    i they are gona have problems finding p/t for all this talent but thy have phil to figure it out

  • http://bandewzballer john cortez

    @jtaylor21: not every laker fan is like ali, so stfu! Vujacic is trash though, i’d love to see him leave.

  • http://twitter.com/dyalektraps d.Y.

    letshannonwalk.gov

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    They can’t trade the heart and soul of a team on the verge of a threepeat…

  • total scrotal implosion

    Vujachiclets defense is pure fake hustle, word to jvg

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    He will be missed by true Laker fans, I remember him balling his butt off in the 08 Playoff run to the Finals and was one of the few who were not scared of the Celtics. Those clutch free throws to secure this Ring is very important, and to me should buy him another season, but Brown not being picked up by another team, is more of a priority over Sasha. I hope Sasha gets more time wherever he goes, then comes back to the Lakers for MLE. BOOK IT!!

  • JTaylor21

    The seed you’r truly a BIG DUMMY. this girl was balling his butt of in what finals? Didn’t he get blown by like he had cement shoes on by ray allen on the last play of the game after the lakers blew the biggest lead in finals history. Do everybody a favor and swallow anti-freeze the same way u swallow the black mamba, sucker.

  • “Rude Dog”

    Why isn’t anybody talking about the Captain of BUMS & the ALL Cream Puff Team…Lamar Odom? He’s always been a bum & will always be a bum. He did nothing in the Finals…as usual, He’s a head case & the one player the whole team said Coach Trophy Jackson gets on more than ANYBODY! Lose the bum w/the machine if you have to and get CP3 or anybody that has a fraction of mental toughness that the BUM Odom has never had his whole career.

    The machine is rusty now & Odom needs to go to the NBA minimum for all them milllions being wasted on him. At least SaVu hustles & gets in your face. Coach Trophy loves his Moxie but good points by a lot of you folks…4real.

  • http://www.wtfhoops.com mistrghetto

    I can’t believe the Lakers even considered adding Delonte West. He would be banging Kobe’s mom just like he did with Lebron’s. I have a feeling Sasha is going to Portland for Fernandez. Sorry Sasha, no more Hollywood for you!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    JTaylor21
    You need to work on your reading skills. If you read cat, you see 08 Playoff Run and Sasha did play well in the 08 Finals. The Ray Allen play doesn’t matter, Lakers lost cat. You trying to be an antagonist on this site is getting old man. You need to try to write for yourself and stop trying to take people’s words and try to write something. Why is Kobe always coming out your mouth, you go back LePippen and feel good about yourself. Trying to be an internet bully. LOL!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    The Device That Sometimes Performs a Task

  • gregor

    Anton wins.

    And L.A wouldn’t be keeping West, he has a non guaranteed contract, so if they were to trade for him, they would waive him immediately and only owe him $500,000

  • hobbes

    Rudy~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    The Machine, no longer in a Laker uniform?

    Ludicrous!

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    rudy would be a huge coup.

  • BertC

    Why are people so in love with the self-proclaimed “Machine”. His defense is at best average and he always has that stupid “deer caught in the headlights” look when a foul is called on him. The man was signed to do one thing (shoot) and he can’t even do that with any consistency. The Lakers need to rid themselves of Vujacic ASAP!

  • daslickflip

    Just trade him for a draft pick

  • Nick Batchelor

    I rather get rid of Walton any day. He can pass but who cares. I would pick up some street ballers before him. People can ridicule Sasha all they want but he has game. He is a rhythm shooter and has to find it. He has to bring his “practice” game on to the court once again and Phil will start believing in him and so will we. Sasha are you listening? I think this is the year you prove your critics wrong just like Fisher did last year. Keep harassing on defense but watch the fouls. Have fun and stay on fire. You are going to help the Lakers when 3 in a row I just know it!

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