A release from Anadolu Efes Istanbul, a professional basketball club in Turkey, officially announced their signing of former Nets shooting guard Sasha Vujacic. This is the second time Vujacic will play international basketball – he played for Italian club Snaidero Udine as a teenager before coming to the states.
Unlike Deron Williams, who will play in Turkey during the lockout, Vujacic’s deal has one guaranteed year with an option for another. There’s no word or guarantee on his return to the NBA, and as Net Income of NetsDaily noted, the Nets technically would own his bird rights if that provision survives in the new CBA. Either way, I don’t think the Nets will look to retain him.
As a Nets fan, Sasha surprised me with his commitment, intensity, and team-oriented mentality. (Notice I didn’t say “basketball skills.”) I never expected to say this, but his energy will be missed.