According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, former Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic is eyeing a return to the NBA, and he’s doing so with highly visible workouts.
Per the musings of Stein, Vujacic is participating in high-level pickup games in Los Angeles (where he spent the majority of his NBA career with the Lakers), and he even received a quote from anonymous source proclaiming the always fantastic phrase that Sasha is in “the best shape of his life”.
To be frank, this could be a bunch of smoke and mirrors if no team is interested in his services, but it appears that he is dedicated to staying in the US versus pursuing a European career. At one point in his career (circa 2007-2008), Vujacic was, at worst, a league average swingman (posting a 14.93 PER that season), and ironically, the 29-year-old averaged a career-high 10.4 points per game in his last NBA season in 2010-2011.
However, Vujacic is a career 39.5% shooter… from the field. That will likely shrink the market a bit regardless of how crisp he looks in workouts, and if his athleticism has dipped in any discernible way since leaving the Association, he could have serious trouble locking down a permanent gig in the league.