Former Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic signed a 10-day contract with the Clippers on Monday.
(Gary Kazanjian / AP / October 10, 2006)
Another former Laker has gotten an NBA job.
Sasha Vujacic, 29, winner of two championships with the Lakers, signed a 10-day contract with the Clippers on Monday.
Originally taken with the 27th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Lakers, Vujacic played seven years in the league while averaging 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
Recently he played in Turkey for Anadolu Efes, but has spent most of the year preparing for a possible return to the NBA.
Nicknamed "The Machine" for his shooting ability (although his calibration may have needed a reboot depending on the year), Vujacic helped the Lakers seal their Game 7 NBA Finals win over the Boston Celtics in 2010 with a pair of free throws.
Vujacic's former teammates from the title years, Andrew Bynum and Shannon Brown, also recently signed with the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs, respectively.
Darius Morris, who played the last two seasons with the Lakers, signed a 10-day contract on Monday -- joining the Memphis Grizzlies after a 20-day stint with the Clippers.
The Clippers have been searching for guard help while Chris Paul sits out with a separated shoulder injury. And Darren Collison, Paul's backup, has also been struggling with a toe injury.
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