RUMOR: SASHA VUJACIC TO LEAVE ANADOLU EFES FOR MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
Can you say “leaving the sinking ship”? Memphis, Tennessee-based sports reporter Chris Vernon is today reporting that his hometown Grizzlies will soon be welcoming back Slovenian Sasha Vujacic to the NBA.
Earlier today (CET time), word was leaked that the Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers would execute a multi-player trade designed to give the former team some cap space – $6 million to be precise – by shedding $4.2-million man Marreese Speights along with Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a first-round draft pick for Jon Leuer. Due to the trade, the Grizz now have open spots on the roster and a trade exception good through early 2014; minus two guards, Memphis is clearly looking to bring in some inexpensive backcourt help … such as Vujacic, who’ll certainly be happy to leave his troubled Euroleague side Anadolu Efes.
Vernon also reported that Bill Walker and Delonte West are also likely to be inked by the Grizzlies.
Not really a surprise, as this was mentioned in the topic for the Grizzlies-Cavs trade. I think Delonte will end up being a decent pick-up, as he fits a few needs for the Grizzlies. I'm not so sure about Sashy though.
What does everyone think about Vujacic? He's historically put up decent shooting percentages, but I have a hard time seeing him do much of anything.
Aside: nice avatar, mcdunkin
They need someone to help space the floor since they got rid of Ellington.
He can shoot and has some good offensive skills. Where he lacks in defense, the Grizzlies can make up elsewhere. Could be a good pick up.
Was great in LA during the 2008 run to the finals, but in his last season in the NBA in 2011 he was making a case for himself to be on the "shooters who can't shoot" list. Nonetheless, if he can stroke like he did for a couple years in LA, he can be a valuable asset to Memphis down the stretch.
That report is BS. Efes is in the middle of Euroleague Top 16 and is trying to qualify for the next round. No reason for them to let a rotation player go. They also don't need any money from an NBA team or a buyout, as they are an incredibly super rich club.
No way in hell this happens.