So Long, Sasha: Lakers Trade Vujacic

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Mitch Kupchak finally found a sucker suitor for Sasha Vujacic. According to reports, the Lakers have dealt Sasha in a three team trade involving the Houston Rockets and New Jersey Nets.

So, where did Sasha land? Who cares? He and his grossly over paid price tag are finally out of Los Angeles. Good riddance!

Ever since seeing Sasha in the Long Beach Summer League as a rookie, I have been waiting for this day. Even back then there were a lot of folks in the Pyramid scratching their heads wondering how this cat got his name called by David Stern on draft day. Sure, he’s had his moments. Vujacic balled in the playoffs during a contract year, got his money and straight quit. Yeah, I said it and I’m far from alone in thinking that.

Also, I really wish Joel Meyers would stop calling Sasha a fan favorite. I know a lot of Laker fans and very few favor Vujacic. Put it this way, Mike Penberthy still gets more love in L.A. than Sasha.

Ok, dude did hit two clutch free throws in Game 7 against the C’s. We’ll never forget that. Thanks for doing your job for once, Vujacic.  

In return the Lake Show welcomes veteran big man and former number one overall pick Joe Smith. Another vet for the frontline replacing a massive douchebag in the backcourt. Nice work, Mitch!

Oh and best of luck in Jersey or Houston or wherever you’re headed, Sasha. Enjoy your last season in the NBA. No to worry though, if Smush Parker found another gig you can too. Just hope you and Maria like China.

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Tags: David Stern Joe Smith Joel Meyers Mike Penberthy Mitch Kupchak Sasha Vujacic Smush Parker

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