Sasha Vujacic stuck on sideline

Updated: December 16, 2010, 7:45 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Nets guard Sasha Vujacic, recently acquired by the team from the Los Angeles Lakers in a three-team trade on Tuesday, was unable to play Thursday night against the Washington Wizards because one of the other players in the deal, Terrence Williams, has yet to undergo his physical.

NBA rules mandate that all players in a trade must pass physicals with their new teams for a trade to become official.

Vujacic would have been eligible to play had Williams already passed his physical with his new team, the Houston Rockets.

Vujacic was expected to make his debut Thursday night after already passing his physical. And the Nets, who are without Anthony Morrow and Damion James, could have used his presence.

Nets head coach Avery Johnson said Vujacic would have seen minutes off the bench if he was available, but Johnson was unsure how many considering Vujacic has had little time to acclimate himself with the Nets' offense.

The 26-year-old Vujacic is averaging 1.8 points in 11 games this season. For his career, he is shooting .372 percent from 3-point range.

He has not played since Dec. 3.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPN New York.com.

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