Vujacic (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 116-105 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday. Vucevic hasn't played in four consecutive games, and with the Knicks fairly healthy on the wing, it doesn't look like there will be much opportunity for the veteran to crack the rotation in the near future. The 32-year-old is averaging 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds over a career-low 8.2 minutes per game on the season.
Vujacic did not play in Thursday night's loss to the Wizards, marking his ninth DNP in 11 games this month. Vujacic has been used sparingly throughout this season, evidenced by his mere 8.5-minute average across 23 appearances. Despite coach Jeff Hornacek tweaking his rotation over the past week, the veteran has remained glued to the Knicks bench. Such inactivity puts a severe restriction on Vujacic's fantasy value, which seems reliant on an injury to one of his teammates to gain significance.
Vujacic will move back to the bench Saturday against Houston, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. Courtney Lee (wrist) remains out Saturday, but the Knicks will elect to have Brandon Jennings start in the backcourt instead. Despite starting in each of the last two games, Vujacic only amassed five total points over 49 minutes on the court.
Vujacic will start at shooting guard for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports. The Knicks are set to be without Courtney Lee, as he's been ruled out with a wrist injury. That will allow Vujacic to jump into the starting lineup, which likely means a decent bump in playing time. Vujacic hasn't seen more than two minutes in each of the Knicks' last seven games, but should push for a much bigger role while working with the top unit. That said, guys like Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday will likely share the added time, which limits the fantasy impact Vujacic may have been able to contribute.
Vujacic (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 107-103 win over the Trail Blazers. Vujacic's existing familiarity with Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis -- the Knicks' two coaches last season -- may have helped his earn more run while starting 25 games in 2015-16, but he has yet to endear himself to new head man Jeff Hornacek. After averaging 14.5 minutes per game last season, Vujacic has played no more than 13 minutes in any of his eight appearances so far, and hasn't seen the floor at all in four of the team's last six contests. Expect the veteran shooting guard to remain out of Hornacek's rotation so long as the Knicks' backcourt remains reasonably healthy.
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