Tracy McGrady Is a Lakers Dream, but Vujacic and Walton are Reality

Tracy McGrady recently said he may be interested in joining the Chicago Bulls for the 2010-2011 season, and it seems Los Angeles Lakers' general manager Mitch Kupchak hasn't been pursuing McGrady anyway.

Of course Kupchak could be downplaying any potential deal for McGrady, but it appears that the Lakers may be done dealing in this year's free agency period.

There is still a chance the Lakers could seek to improve their roster through a trade, but unless that happens, the roster for next season will only include three new faces in Steve Blake, and rookies Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter.

Two familiar faces who will hope to have more of an impact next season are Sasha Vujacic and Luke walton, but to most Lakers' fans, that is a song they have heard before.

Vujacic and Walton define the love-hate relationship some Lakers' fans have with the team and their inconsistency, and failure to progress is a thorn in the side for anyone who follows the Lakers.

Vujacic—formerly known as the machine—has a long distance shot with perfect form and technique, that has failed to find the bottom of the net in the manner that it used to.

As Vujacic's shots stopped falling, he fell out of favor with Lakers' coach Phil Jackson and the fans, but there are still things Vujacic can offer to Los Angeles besides his scoring.

The main reason Jackson favored Vujacic in the first place was his stifling man to man defense, but it seemed Vujacic lost his discipline once the Lakers offered him a long term contract.

Vujacic's scrappy, physical defense tends to get in the opposition's heads, but he is prone to the same type of emotional outbursts which he tries to subject others to.

The Lakers almost faced disaster against the Phoenix Suns in the postseason due to a silly foul by Vujacic, and if he is to play a more prominent role, he will have to control himself in those situatio...

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