L.A. Times: The Lakers have a void at point guard because of an injury. In Sasha Vujacic’s eyes, he is capable of filling that role.
The Lakers have a need for a backup point guard because Jordan Farmar had surgery on his left knee for torn cartilage and will be out for eight weeks.
Vujacic pointed out he came into the NBA as a point guard. He also pointed out how in Lakers Coach Phil Jackson’s offense there is a two-guard front in which both guards can facilitate the offense.
“Phil knows that I can play at that position,” Vujacic said. “I really feel comfortable and I’m excited about the opportunity.”
It means Vujacic can’t look for his shot first, the way he can as the shooting guard. It means he has to run the offense and get his teammates involved.
There was a moment in the second quarter when Vujacic had the ball on a two-on-one fastbreak, when he made the right play. Vujacic threw a behind-the-back pass to Trevor Ariza, who was fouled on the play and got two free throws because of Vujacic’s pass.
Vujacic finished with six assists, his season high.
“We’re giving him some minutes out there,” Jackson said. “I thought that he did all right. With Lamar [Odom] back there on top of it, he’s got somebody that’s experienced in that role so that the two of them can co-exist.”