Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lakers get a lot from Sasha trade

When I heard about L.A. trading Sasha for the 16-season veteran Joe Smith I had to quickly investigate because it seemed too weak of a trade for the Lakers. Even though Sasha hasn't been favored by fans for the past two seasons, The Machine is a little more active than the rusty Joe Smith. Smith has only played in 4 games for the Nets this season. A total of 24 minutes with just 2 points to prove for it where as Sasha has straightened his eye-brows for 11 games and scored a total of 20 points. Well, I guess not much of a significant difference between the two. Here is the real beef of the trade:

Source: L.A. Times Sports

As you are all already aware, the Lakers traded Sasha Vujacic and a 2011 first-round draft pick to the New Jersey Nets for veteran forward Joe Smith as part of a multi-team trade. The Lakers also receive Golden State's second-round draft selection in 2011, Chicago's second-round selection in 2012 and the rights to 6-foot-10 Ukrainian center Sergei Lishouk, 28, who was drafted by Memphis with the 49th pick in 2004 and later had his rights traded to Houston.

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