L.A. Times: So, Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic, where is “The Machine”?
“The Machine is here,” Vujacic said. “I’m just not playing.”
OK, then, why aren’t you playing?
“I don’t know,” Vujacic responded. Coach Phil Jackson “has a group right now that he’s playing. I’m just going to try to be patient.”
Mostly, Vujacic has found himself in games when they already have been decided. That’s an issue for him.
“I play a couple of games in garbage time,” Vujacic said. “That’s not where I see myself. I don’t really like to play in garbage time.”
Vujacic was known for his shooting. That’s why he was given the nickname the Machine, for his shooting exploits during the 2007-08 season.
He was rewarded with a three-year, $15-million deal during the summer of 2008.
But the Machine has not been seen since then. His shooting average and scoring dropped last season, and he’s doing even worse this season.