Monday, September 16, 2013
Sources: Sasha Vujacic eyes NBA return
By Marc Stein
After two seasons in Turkey, former Lakers and Nets guard Sasha Vujacic is determined to force his way back into the NBA.
Sources briefed on the Slovenian's thinking told ESPN.com that Vujacic is working out feverishly in L.A. in hopes of landing an NBA roster spot following his stint with Anadolu Efes that began during the 2011-12 lockout.
Word is Vujacic, now 29, has been playing well in L.A. pickup games and plans to stay stateside in pursuit of an NBA deal as opposed to returning to Europe.
"He's in the best shape of his life," one source offered, "which is saying something because Sasha has always taken care of himself."
Vujacic last played in the NBA with New Jersey in 2010-11.