The New York Knicks have reached agreement on a one-year deal with free agent guard Sasha Vujacic, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 31, 2015
First of all...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
OK, I'm good.
I am surprisingly delighted by this move for a number of reasons. Let's break down why Vujacic makes sense for the Knicks:
It's an non-guaranteed training camp deal, per Ian Begley. Minimal risk.
- After the Alexey Shved Experience, I insist on having at least one more European guard who is ridiculed and/or despised by the majority of NBA fans.
- The Knicks need three-point shooting, and Vujacic is a career 37.1% shooter from behind the arc. A quick glance at his recent European numbers suggests that he also hit roughly 37 percent of his threes during his NBA sabbatical.
- He had a decent career as a reserve guard before getting traded to the Nets. It's hard to blame anyone for needing some time to recover from that cesspool.
- He's only 31 years old.
- Triangle experience!
- Remember when former Laker D.J. Mbenga was in camp last year? That was fun!
- Again, check out the list of available free agent guards. It's ghastly.
So I say welcome to New York, Sasha Vujacic, you beautiful bastard. You might not make it to opening night, but I'm sure I will enjoy our time together.
So apparently this is, in fact, a guaranteed deal:
Sources: Free agent guard Sasha Vujacic, Knicks reach agreement on guaranteed one-year, $1.35 million contract. http://t.co/Htp9LV3UZG— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 31, 2015
That's much less funny...though still kind of funny.