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Knicks sign Sasha Vujacic, Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Knicks poses for a

Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Knicks poses for a portrait during the 2014 NBA rookie photo shoot at the MSG Training Center on Aug. 3, 2014 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Nick Laham

The Knicks announced the signings of Sasha Vujacic and Thanasis Antetokounmpo on Friday afternoon.

Vujacic, a 6-7 combo guard, played for Knicks president Phil Jackson in Los Angeles during Jackson's second stint coaching the Lakers. Vujacic, 31, played six full seasons with the Lakers and was a member of the 2009 and 2010 world championship teams. Both of those championship teams were coached by Jackson.

He was traded from the Lakers to the Nets, then playing in New Jersey, in December 2010. He averaged a career-high 11.4 points per game in 56 games, including 17 starts, for the Nets in the 2010-11 season. Vujacic last played in the NBA in 2014, appearing in two games for the Los Angeles Clippers. Vujacic has averaged 5.6 points per game in his NBA career.

Antetokounmpo, a 6-7 forward, played for the Knicks' D-League team in Westchester last season. The 23-year-old played in 47 games -- all starts -- and averaged 13.9 points per game.


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