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Sasha presser

July 28, 2008 |  5:24 pm

No real bombshells at the Sasha Vujacic news conference this afternoon in El Segundo.  We'll have the video up as soon as HQ runs it through the top-secret video processing machine, but if there was a fun fact from today, it's that Vujacic passed up on a more lucrative deal with a Russian team, also for three years but for more money, to stay in Los Angeles.  Both sides seemed very happy with the contract, both in length and time.  For Vujacic, the three-year deal gives him a chance to continue improving his stock and sign one more large deal while still in his prime as a player.  For the Lakers, it lets them keep roster continuity in the short term, while not going overboard with long-term commitment (perhaps a lesson from the Luke Walton and Vladimir Radmanovic contracts).

(UPDATE: The video is now live, in the video section on the right side of the blog and below, if you prefer.)

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: There's some audio here, too.
Download sasha_vujacic_7.28.mp3