L.A. Times: Last season, Sasha Vujacic had a career season. That led to a three-year, $15-million contract. But this season has been a struggle for Vujacic. He’s not making shots like he once did. He hasn’t been that pesky defender.
Mostly, Vujacic is not “the Machine,” the nickname given to him because of his outstanding shooting. “Obviously I have different role,” Vujacic said. “When I get more opportunity, I get comfortable.”
All of his numbers are down from last season. Vujacic averaged a career-high 8.8 points and he shot a career-best 45.4% from the field, an amazing 43.7% from three-point range, all in 17.8 minutes a game. This year, Vujacic is averaging 5.8 points and is shooting 37.7% from the field, 35.6% from three-point range, in 16.3 minutes.
“When coach shows you confidence and leaves you out there, your minutes go up,” Vujacic said. “If you get 20 minutes or more, you get different kind of basketball.”