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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted December 15, 2008 - 04:24 PM

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Sasha Vujacic is playing with a bone bruise in his shooting hand, the type of injury that he knows won’t just go away overnight. It didn’t stop Vujacic from contributing seven points and two steals Sunday night against Sacramento.

In what could linger as a significant development, Phil Jackson has gone with Vujacic for the final stretches of the past two games, freeing up Kobe Bryant to play more of an attacking position at small forward. Part of the logic was to get Vujacic out there to defend small guards Leandro Barbosa and Beno Udrih (or Bobby Jackson). It’s the same five who would finish games for Jackson last season: Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Bryant, Vujacic and Derek Fisher.


Vujacic hurt the hand in a collision with Amare Stoudemire on Friday night and said he’s learning to deal with it. He had 15 points in 19 minutes in that game against Phoenix to break out of a prolonged slump that has been tied in part to a series of minor injuries Vujacic has suffered after a serious ankle injury the first day of training camp.

Vujacic last season would inherit the spot on the floor that small forward Vladimir Radmanovic held at the start of games. Now Luke Walton has started in Radmanovic’s place the past two games, but so far it’s Vujacic playing the late-game minutes, not Walton.

Asked if he had spoken directly with Radmanovic about demoting him from the starting lineup to outside the rotation, Jackson said he had.

Then Jackson laughed and said: “He’d like to assassinate me, but …”

Jackson then segued into a ridiculous tale about Radmanovic — who is from Serbian and Montenegro — being part of the Serbian Pink Panthers, the thieves who just struck Harry Winston jewerly store in Paris and made out with $105 million worth of jewels.


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Posted December 15, 2008 - 04:25 PM

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Posted December 15, 2008 - 04:30 PM

DAMN you PARIS HILTON!!!!!!!!!
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Posted December 15, 2008 - 04:32 PM

Blame the cougars^.

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Posted December 15, 2008 - 05:16 PM

Sasha Vujacic is playing with a bone bruise in his shooting hand, the type of injury that he knows won’t just go away overnight. It didn’t stop Vujacic from contributing seven points and two steals Sunday night against Sacramento.

In what could linger as a significant development, Phil Jackson has gone with Vujacic for the final stretches of the past two games, freeing up Kobe Bryant to play more of an attacking position at small forward. Part of the logic was to get Vujacic out there to defend small guards Leandro Barbosa and Beno Udrih (or Bobby Jackson). It’s the same five who would finish games for Jackson last season: Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Bryant, Vujacic and Derek Fisher.


Vujacic hurt the hand in a collision with Amare Stoudemire on Friday night and said he’s learning to deal with it. He had 15 points in 19 minutes in that game against Phoenix to break out of a prolonged slump that has been tied in part to a series of minor injuries Vujacic has suffered after a serious ankle injury the first day of training camp.

Vujacic last season would inherit the spot on the floor that small forward Vladimir Radmanovic held at the start of games. Now Luke Walton has started in Radmanovic’s place the past two games, but so far it’s Vujacic playing the late-game minutes, not Walton.

Asked if he had spoken directly with Radmanovic about demoting him from the starting lineup to outside the rotation, Jackson said he had.

Then Jackson laughed and said: “He’d like to assassinate me, but …”

Jackson then segued into a ridiculous tale about Radmanovic — who is from Serbian and Montenegro — being part of the Serbian Pink Panthers, the thieves who just struck Harry Winston jewerly store in Paris and made out with $105 million worth of jewels.


damn it. i missed this Sac game on Sunday. But i did catch Min game on Sunday where Sasha's bone bruise limited him to 0 points.

Edited by shaodaddy, December 15, 2008 - 05:18 PM.


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Posted December 15, 2008 - 05:43 PM

hes a machine..he'll be fine.
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Posted December 15, 2008 - 05:45 PM

hes a machine..he'll be fine.



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Posted December 15, 2008 - 07:35 PM

awww..

he'll be alright.
i noticed he was flexing that wrist on the bench last night


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Posted December 15, 2008 - 07:40 PM

machine needs new parts.

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Posted December 15, 2008 - 09:02 PM

"Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Bryant, Vujacic and Derek Fisher."

That's definitely our strongest lineup for the 4th quarter.
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Posted December 15, 2008 - 09:02 PM

machine needs new parts.

That joke is starting to get cheesy. <_<
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Posted December 15, 2008 - 10:03 PM

"Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Bryant, Vujacic and Derek Fisher."

That's definitely our strongest lineup for the 4th quarter.

Amen to that. I loved that Phil finally rolled out with this line up. I don't remember seeing it before the past few games. But possibly, just maybe put Ariza in at the 3, Vujacic at the 1 on offense and 2 on defense, and Bryant the opposite.

^Haha and I wanted to see how many people would come in with the lame machine "jokes", but you might've just ended them with your comment....

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Posted December 15, 2008 - 10:19 PM

^Haha and I wanted to see how many people would come in with the lame machine "jokes", but you might've just ended them with your comment....

lol, I coulda clowned on him and hurt his feelings, but didn't wanna get crucified for being mean. :)

But real talk yall, it's getting old.
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Posted December 15, 2008 - 10:25 PM

MACHINE!

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Posted December 16, 2008 - 04:01 AM

It’s the same five who would finish games for Jackson last season: Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Bryant, Vujacic and Derek Fisher.



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Posted December 16, 2008 - 11:02 AM

Guys, bone bruise in machine speak clearly means a squeaky hinge. Give the guy some WD-40 and he'll good as new in no time.

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Posted December 16, 2008 - 11:23 AM

Ya, I heard about this yesterday and knew nothing about it. I saw him flexing his hand during one game but didn't think it was serious. Hopefully it'll heal fast.
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