Report: Knicks re-signing Sasha Vujacic

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If the Knicks are building for 2011 with Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah, New York couldn’t afford to lose Sasha Vujacic. He was a solid bench scorer and outside shooter back then.

Marc Berman of the New York Post:

Vujacic, a curious signing by the Knicks last summer other than his ties to Phil Jackson, didn’t play as badly as I expected last season. He was part of New York’s rotation, even starting 25 games. Not that he played well, but Vujacic was tolerable. Meeting that low bar will be even harder at age 32, though.

When you’re getting so little production in the present, I’d generally prefer a player with upside.

But when you’re in win-now win-five-years-ago mode, you can’t afford to gamble on upside.