Wednesday , Jul , 13 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Sasha Vujacic to sign and stay in Europe?

According to "Milliyet" the two sides are close to a deal and Vujacic seems positive of playing in Turkey next season, partly motivated by the lockout.

If the two sides come to an agreement Vujacic will return to Europe after spending the last six seasons in NBA. Last season he averaged 11.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists with the New Jersey Nets in fifty six games.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The Machine seems Europe-bound.

Reserve guard Sasha Vujacic will take his jump-shot, bad hair, and high profile relationship to Europe, as he will soon ink a contract with Turkish club Anadolu Efes.

The folks at probasketballtalk are right: heading overseas makes sense for Vujacic. His multi-year contract has expired. He won’t make $5.5 million per year when the lockout ends. And he can earn a nice salary in Europe.

Here’s the question: Is this a temporary gig or permanent stop for Vujacic? Will he return to the NBA?

In Europe, he plays. In Europe, he’s a star. In Europe, he’s close to his home of Slovenia.

Vujacic is a mediocre NBA talent. His minutes varied with the Los Angeles Lakers and New Jersey Nets. At best, he’s an off-the-bench shooter.

Perhaps, this is the last the NBA sees of Vujacic. Bon Voyage to The Machine.

–Oly Sandor.

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