Vujacic played only three minutes and did not score in Monday's 95-78 loss to the Heat. After averaging about 23 minutes per game in the Knicks' first eight games, Vujacic's minutes have dropped drastically as he has only played 16 minutes total in the previous seven contests. The main reason for that is the shooting guard has shot very poorly this season (.286 FG%, .167 3P%) which has kept him out of the rotation as of late.
Knicks shooting guard Sasha Vujacic will get the start in the Wednesday season opener in Milwaukee, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. Vujacic has never averaged more than 10 points or two assists over the course of his previous eight years in the NBA and now that he's 31 years old things aren't expected to suddenly change. Until Arron Afflalo (hamstring) returns, expect Vujacic to see extended time on the court with limited production.
Vujacic could be in store for unexpected minutes in Wednesday's season opener against the Bucks since Arron Afflalo is battling a hamstring injury. Afflalo hasn't been ruled out, but has missed the last couple days of practice and a large portion of the preseason with his hamstring injury. If Afflalo is unable to play in the opener, Vujacic would likely share time with Langston Galloway at shooting guard.
Vujacic tallied eight points (3-13 FG, 2-2 FT), three assists, five rebounds, and a steal over 21 minutes in Monday's 94-88 victory over the Sixers. The veteran has started all three exhibitions, even though he is fully expected to come off the bench as Arron Affalo's primary backup during the regular season. After hitting 75 percent of his shots from long range in his last contest on Oct. 9 against the Wizards, Vujacic went cold from beyond the arc Monday, missing all four attempts and shooting just 23 percent from the field overall. Nevertheless, Vujacic was a consistent source of other counting stats once again, hauling in five boards for the third consecutive contest and contributing a trio of assists for the second time in the first three preseason games. As previously stated by Knicks President Phil Jackson, the 31-year-old is expected to play an important role in the regular rotation in 2015-16, although his average amount of playing time is yet to be determined.
What was reported has not been made official by the Knicks. They have signed guard Sasha Vujacic. Vujacic has played in just two NBA games since 2011. But he averaged a career-high 9.8 points per game that year with the Lakers and Nets.
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