Vujacic gets another chance in the NBA, signs with Clippers

Sasha Vujacic last played in the NBA on 2011 when he suited up for the New Jersey Nets.

But the 6-7 guard is finally coming back on an NBA roster after Vujacic signed a 10-day contract with the Clippers on Monday.

“It’s been different,” Vujacic said before the Clippers’ shoot-around in Denver, as the team prepared for their game against the Nuggets Monday night.

“It’s been tough. That’s in the past and I’m ready to keep moving forward.”
Vujacic, 29, unable to get a job in the NBA, spent the last two seasons playing in Turkey.

He played six-plus seasons with the Lakers and was a part of two NBA championship teams with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010.

He has career averages of 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists during his seven years in the NBA.
Vujacic last played for Turkish Euroleague team Anadolu Efes Istanbulin in 2012-13. The sweet-shooting Slovenian averaged 9.1 points per game while shooting 37.6 percent from the field for that squad.
This news comes mere weeks after the Clippers signed 34-year-old veteran Hedo Turkoglu for the remainder of the season.
Vujacic worked out in Los Angeles rather than go back to Europe and that enabled him to workout for the Clippers about a month ago.

The Clippers have been short-handed at the guard spot since Chris Paul separated his shoulder in a game against Dallas on Jan. 3

With injuries to Paul and Antawn Jamison, there have been serious gaps exposed for the Clippers as well. Jared Dudley has not lived up to expectations and has left a gap in the sharp shooting forward department. Although it is uncertain how much playing time Sasha Vujacic will get with his 10-day contract, the Clippers did suit him up as early as Monday night

“He’s another shooter,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.  “We’ll see what he’s got. He could help us. You never know.”

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