Sources: Lakers Trade Sasha Vujacic for Joe Smith
You can’t take The Machine out of LA and put him in New Jersey, Maria Sharapova is not pleased by this news.
Here are the details:
The New Jersey Nets agreed to trade Terrence Williams to the Houston Rockets in a three-way deal that will land them Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic and a pair of first-round draft picks, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.
The trade, which has been agreed upon in principle, will also send Nets veteran power forward Joe Smith to the Lakers, while New Jersey will receive Los Angeles’ 2011 first-round pick and Houston’s 2012 lottery-protected first-rounder, sources said.
The Nets have been trying to get rid of Williams since he was sent home for disciplinary problems. The Lakers have a log jam at the guard position and Sasha was deemed expendable.
How soon they forget that it was Vujacic who stepped up to the free throw and drain two critical free throws that secured the Lakers most recent title.
Alas this is a what have you done for me lately league and Sasha will now be hanging with the Sopranos.
Interesting fact about Joe Smith, he has been in the league 15 years and has played for 10 teams.