He knows he is getting limited minutes, so I think he feels the need to rush things with his jumper. When his minutes were secure last year, he was shooting the ball slower and playing within himself. Now it looks like he feels he needs to do something before his 2 minutes are up
I completely agree, because that was the main reason at times that would get him out of the game.. he would rush himself, make a bonehead move.. and then go back to the bench.
It seems like his worry became his own worst enemy...
Yes. You're probably right that it's wishful thinking. It would be great if we could roll Sasha's salary into Ariza's so another team doesn't seduce him away from us. Other teams are bound to make some good changes in the off season and we want to do everything we can do to protect the championship.
Sasha needs to relax when he's playing basketball. He's one of the few players in the NBA who would be better off smoking marijuana/drinking before the game... okay.. not really... but he needs to calm the **** down.
I'm a Sasha fan, but I've lost all faith in his game. I cant believe how bad he shot all year even when he was wide open. I hoped he could regain something in the playoffs, but nothing. I hope its just a bad year.
I have to disagree with you Lakerfreak about his defense. It was a lot worse this season and he continuted to come in near the end of quarters when the Lakers where out of fouls and commit stupid fouls well above the 3 point line.
He's an annoyance, not a good defender in my opinion. I think I'd rank him an average defender at best, but most likely just a notch below.
Fact is, if he cant hit shots, he's virtually useless to the team and that is why his minutes disappeared. If he was a good enough defender I think he would have gotten more playing time despite the poor shooting.
I completely agree with you. I get tired of people justifying bad play because they like a player. Sasha is a fan favorite because he hustles and plays with heart but when you dont have the right talent or attributes to go with that hustle and heart you just end up being a scrub. And that is what Vujacis is, a scrub.
I think Shannon Brown will take his job next year, and we will be a better team for it. If you really think about it, Sasha has had one truly outstanding game in his career and that was the 20 point outburst against Boston last year. We saw absolutely none of that this entire season despite his many opportunities he was given.
He will definitely move down the rotation next year.