The New York Knicks will reportedly re-sign free agent shooting guard Sasha Vujacic. It will a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum.
The New York Knicks are filling out their roster and with little cap room to spare they’re bringing back a familiar face. Phil Jackson favorite Sasha Vujacic.
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the Knicks have agreed to bring Vujacic back for at least one more go-round.
Knicks free agent Sasha Vujacic has agreed to a minimum, one-year deal to re-sign with New York, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 12, 2016
After spending the 2014-15 season in Europe, Jackson brought him to New York for his knowledge of the triangle offense from his time with the Lakers. Vujacic was more useful off the court then on, becoming a mentor to Kristaps Porzingis and helping him adapt to the NBA game.
Vujacic is still an asset on the court as well (despite the constant ridicule), particularly from 3-point range. He proved he’s still a threat from downtown, making 52 3-point field goals on 36.4 percent shooting.
The Knicks needed another guard and they didn’t have a lot of options with their cap situation. Signing Vujacic for the vet-minimum, and keeping some continuity on the roster amid all the turnover from last season, makes sense.