Sasha Vujacic tries out for Pelicans after a year overseas
It’s been a year since Sasha Vujacic was in the NBA, but the longtime shooting guard was reportedly in Louisiana for a tryout with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Andrew Lopez of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Vujacic last played with the New York Knicks in 2016-17, heading to Italy at the end of the season after a fairly dry market didn’t help his potential return to the league.
The 3-point specialist recently asked for restaurant suggestions in the Big Easy, quickly getting a couple of them from a timely follower.
Hey. I’m in New Orleans.
Does anybody know a good lunch spot in the French Quarter? #nekotoodgorevidisve
— Sasha Vujacic (@SashaVujacic) September 10, 2018
Felix’s Oyster Bar( casual) or if your in the mood for dress up and great food/ service no better place than Galatoire’s
— Beth S (@bethinpv) September 10, 2018
Vujacic, 34, could provide the long-range aid that the Pelicans have so sorely needed during the past couple of seasons, finishing in the bottom half in made threes during the past three years.
The 6-foot-7 wing spent his first six seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers as a support piece for Kobe Bryant, but ultimately caught some eyes upon being traded to the New Jersey Nets.
The Pelicans have already taken a gamble with big man Jahlil Okafor, and could potentially take another with Vujacic with an Exhibit 10 contract if they feel he merits it.