When this rumor popped out, it really made headlines. But the Knicks with the former Machine? Isn’t it a controversial news this summer?
Phil Jackson is doing his best to rebuild his team, and whether you agree or not, the Knicks had a nice, quiet off-season. Amid this rebuilding, the fans are very optimistic that their much-loved NBA team would do better this season.
One thing that is good about the Knicks is that they are wise not to spend plenty of bucks at overvalued free agents. But of course, they had to have a new deal this off-season.
This is why rumors about the Vujacic-deal become intense. According to the reports, Knicks held discussions with the 31-year-old ex-NBA shooter. In fact, the league sources told RealGM that the Knicks have agreed on a one-year deal with the free agent guard. Reportedly, the said Knicks deal was actually an invitation to training camp. Could it be that Jackson, the current team president of the Knicks (and former Los Angeles Lakers head coach), vouched for Vujacic? After all, they used to work together. Well, Jackson might really want to take a chance on Sasha in the rebuilding of the Knicks.
It’s back in the 2013-2014 campaign that Vujacic last played in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers. He became active for seven seasons with the Lakers, which included two NBA Championships alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.What’s more, the Slovenian national averaged 5.6 points per game in 16 minutes per contest, but has made an impressive 37.1 percent of his three-point attempts during his eight-year career in the league.
Additionally, the former Machine also recorded a career-high 11.4 points and 28.5 minutes per contest with the Brooklyn Nets.
With his impressive track record, he might show a good play alongside Knicks star Carmelo Anthony once the new season kicks off. It seems that his attempt to go back to the NBA will be real as the Knicks shows interest in him.
Well, let’s see how the former Lakers shooting guard will readjust to the NBA life because he has spent the last few years playing overseas. I just hope that the controversial Vujacic will greatly contribute to the lackluster team of New York. Hopefully, bringing him back to the NBA is not a waste of money and time!