Sasha Vujacic signs with Fiat Torino

New York Knicks guard Sasha Vujacic (18) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
AP Photo/David Zalubowski

Italian basketball club Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino, better known as Fiat Torino, announced that they have reached a deal with 33-year-old shooting guard Sasha Vujacic.

Vujacic, who is off a two-year stint with the New York Knicks, was non-effective for the team last season. He played sparingly — 9.7 minutes per contest — over 42 games, averaging an even three points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists. Signing with the Knicks in the summer of 2015, he started 25 of the 62 games he played in that season and posted 4.9 points and 2.4 boards per contest.

Vujacic signed with the Knicks on the heels of a one-and-a-half-year stint overseas playing in Italy, Spain and Turkey.

Late during the 2014 season, he inked a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, who didn’t pony up another one after the shooting guard played in just two games down the stretch. Vujacic played professionally in his late teens in Italy with Lega Basket Serie A. Following a multi-year spell there, the guard was selected with the No. 27 pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Despite playing primarily with the second team as a backup player, Vujacic played in 80 or more games on two occasions (2005-06, 2008-09), while he was also a part of the Lakers teams that won back-to-back titles in ’08 and ’09. His best season came in 2007-08 when Vujacic averaged 8.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game while shooting 43.7 percent from three-point range.

His tenure with the Lakers came to a halt midway through the 2010 season when he was dealt to the Brooklyn Nets in a three-team deal which also involved the Houston Rockets.

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