Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Norman Pattiz jokes with Sasha Vujacic during a timeout as the Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 89-70, Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Staples Center to win the Western Conference semifinals Photo via Newscom

Well, at least he got to meet the President one last time before he went. According to league sources ESPN have broke the story that Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic is off to the New Jersey Nets. Mr. Sharapova will join former teammate Jordan Farmar in New Jersey's backcourt but not until December 15Th due to league rules. This reported three way deal lands New Jersey's talented sophomore Terrence Williams with the Houston Rockets. Jersey will also get while the Lakers 2011 first-round pick and Houston's 2012 lottery-protected first pick. What does this leave the Lakers you ask? It leaves them with another big man they sorely need. Nets Power Forward/centre Joe Smith is apparently taking his experience, hard work and hustle to Hollywood. This is providing he passes a physical however. Joe will be a great veteran addition for a team who needs more presence in the post, plus the Lakers also save $7 million. Smithy will help spell Bynum and Gasol with Theo Ratliff but right now will be called upon a lot as everyone else recovers. Joe is a great addition but Sasha's hard work, hustle, talent and shot will be sorely missed. As the machine readys to join some new components the Lakers once again give up a talented, fan favorite guard, but they get tougher and seasoned with Joe Smith. Good luck Sasha, thanks for everything we'll miss you and welcome Joe, good to have you here.

April 12, 2010 Milwaukee, WI. Bradley Center..Atlanta Hawks Joe Smith sits outside the three point line and drains some three pointers from the sitting position..Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Atlanta Hawks 96-104. Mike McGinnis/CSM.

Oh and in other news Bynum's back. Andre will return to the floor tonight as the LA Lakers take on the Washington Wizards. Welcome back 'Drew. Obama will be watching. TIM DAVID HARVEY

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