After hearing offers from Europe, Vujacic signs deal to return to Lakers

Updated: July 28, 2008, 7:24 PM ET
Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Had it been strictly a matter of economics, Sasha Vujacic would have left the Los Angeles Lakers to play in Europe.

Turns out Vujacic's decision was based on more than just the money.

"I'm glad it worked out. Tough month," Vujacic said Monday at team headquarters after signing a three-year, $15 million contract to return to the Lakers. "The only thing I can say is I'm happy to stay in L.A., I'm happy to stay with the Lakers. That was my first option. It ...

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