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Sasha Vujacic wants to return to NBA next season

Sasha Vujacic

New Jersey Nets’ Sasha Vujacic, who scored a basket with 5.1 seconds to play to snap a tie and give the Nets a 96-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls, gets congratulated by spectators at the end of the game, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


Sasha Vujacic was one of those guys who decided rather than sit and hope the lockout ended well he would go play overseas and get paid. He landed in Turkey, with no opt-out clause, and stayed the entire season there.

Now, he wants to come back to the states.

From Sportando, who got it from

Sasa Vujacic, in an interview with, said that his desire is to return to the NBA next season. The Slovenian is now playing in Turkey with Anadolu Efes Istanbul with whom he penned a deal until the end of the season. ‘I am happy and satisfied of my experience in Turkey, but my wish is to go back to the NBA next season’ said Vujacic to According to the Slovenian site, Vujacic has already drawn interest from a few NBA teams.

Go ahead and mock him, he’s still engaged to Maria Sharapova and you’re not.

Vujacic spent just more than six seasons with the Lakers and played 56 games with the Nets. He’s a solid NBA guard off the bench — he’s an annoying/pesky defender and he can knock down three ball. If you pay him just a couple million and play him 15 minutes a night he’ll be fine. Ask much more than that and… well, ask a Laker fan about it.