L.A. Times: Sasha Vujacic, the reserve guard nicknamed “The Machine” because of his proclivity for cranking up shots, is, like Ronny Turiaf, a restricted free agent.

Vujacic has yet to come back to the Lakers with an offer sheet and, in recent days, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been negotiating with Rob Pelinka, Vujacic’s agent, about a new contract.

“I’m optimistic that we can re-sign Sasha,” Kobe Bryant said. “We definitely should. He’s turned into a fantastic player for us and I would hate to see us lose two of our key guys off the bench.”

Bryant’s optimism may be bolstered by more than just hope since he and Vujacic have the same agent.

  • Michaelmichael

    we need u machine stay

  • lakrfan4life

    keep da machine

  • NATH

    stay with us. Plzzzzzzzzz machine I love your play

  • Lakers 24 7

    I STAY BECAUSE I MACHINE, I MAKE SHOTS LIKE MACHINE AND HELP LAKERS WIN BECAUSE I MACHINE. SILLY AGENT MAN PELINKA LIKE MACHINE.

  • lskerfan567

    [Comment ID #46445 Will Be Quoted Here]

    lmfao………….

  • Michael_23

    [Comment ID #46445 Will Be Quoted Here]

    LOL

  • Freshh


    He’ll be back.

  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    Freshh said it all =].

  • Nocturnal Dream

    Not unless he goes back to Europe.

  • xtro

    so where the hell’s the story about his impending resigning? last heard, talks have been stalled.

  • LakersFirst

    Just don’t overpay for him.

  • ab4sure

    Sasha says, “I machine. I try to find contract. No one want me. I change agent. Still no big offers. Mitch says he want me. I am very valuable. Why no one offer me mle? I cry. More than when Ray allen blow by me. Hopefully Mitch offer me Ronny type money. Then I play for Lakers. Then Machine happy. More than if Paris Hilton touch my mechanical parts. Go Machine!!!!

  • DCLAKER

    THE MACHINE WILL STAY IN LA(LAKERS),other than that ….. when is Vlad gettin’ traded ?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=NEOd5Ph56Gg,LAKEZILLA'S NEWEST MEMBER?!?

  • ab4sure

    Question to put out here… Isn’t the date 7 24 08 the one year anniversity of TLN???

  • Freshh

    I believe you are correct AB

  • Sako

    [Comment ID #46461 Will Be Quoted Here]

    no, TLN was started in May

  • justin

    Why dont the lakers resign the machine then try to do a sign and trade for luol deng or josh smith, their teams dont look like they are going to resign them

  • DCLAKER
  • DCLAKER

    Tyrus or Luol Deng and this guy,

  • nyla

    I’d give him 3.5 or 4. I think 5 is a little much, considering that he can be inconsistent. Sash can’t get a better deal while still having a shot at a title like he has with the Lakers. Come on, Sasahaaaa!

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #46466 Will Be Quoted Here]

    In the NBA, the yearly salary of traded players have to be within 25% of each other. For example, if I trade a player that makes $10M in the upcoming year, I have to get back a player(s) that makes at least $7.5M.

    With that said, Deng and Josh Smith are players that want and would get larger contracts on other teams (currently they are restricted free agents, which means their current teams can match their offers). For example, Josh Smith wants something in the $10M/year range. For a sign and trade to happen with Josh Smith, the Lakers would have to sign Sasha to at least a $7.5M for next year, and the other team has to be willing to take Sasha and his $7.5M contract?

    Is Sasha really worth $7.5M a year?? Don’t think so. That is why the sign and trade scenario you talked about can’t happen.

  • Michaelmichael

    I MACHINE I SHOOT 3PT ALL THE TIME!!!

  • K0be08-09

    [Comment ID #46459 Will Be Quoted Here]

    wow ab that was so stupid and not even funny

  • Sako

    [Comment ID #46475 Will Be Quoted Here]

    you probably haven’t seen this

    http://lakers-fan.com/?page_id=3

  • K0be08-09

    [Comment ID #46476 Will Be Quoted Here]

    seen it all just the way he did it is stupid about contract and agent just stupid the other on was funny the one [Comment ID #46445 Will Be Quoted Here]

  • Celtic Hatter!

    Drop The Machine and lets get back to beefing up OUR soft LAKERS. Sasha was shot was not on when we needed and I would shake him out of LA for either a more physical player or consistant.

  • Michaelmichael

  • go lakers!!

    bring back the MACHINE!!!

  • ab4sure

    [Comment ID #46475 Will Be Quoted Here]

    08 your critique could be highly questionable becuz of all the times i schooled you on the shoutbox. As far as the agent is concerned sasha did change agents because his other one didn’t do his job and we all know sasha cries.

  • Freshh

    BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEF

  • MILO

    [Comment ID #46461 Will Be Quoted Here]

    no! it started in may if im not wrong! but we were so caught up with the great way the Lakers were playing that i think even the creators forgot!!!

  • K0be08-09

    [Comment ID #46482 Will Be Quoted Here]

    ab4sure i know he cries but the way you said all that was just stupid and you know it was stupid and you never schooled me in the shout box. matter of fact you just leave when you argue with me

  • lakerferlife7

    y does everyone bitcch like little schoolgirls on this site……STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Daryl Imhoff

    Patience, there is time to sign Sasha. If Sasha wanted to play in Europe he would have stayed there. I hate using the Celtics as an example, but they are the Champs, and last year they did not complete their roster until late in the summer. The Lakers will do their best to sign Sasha. The Lakers are not the Hawks.

  • 123KID

    dude whats up with europe all of sudden poppin up on the scene trying to get our nba players. thats ridiculous! i think if you think about it, that 50 million dollars at europe is prolly nothing due to how expensive everything is up there.