Meet the Nets! Ben Uzoh, Sasha Vujacic, and Mario West


Editor’s note: This post was written by our new featured writer Artem Altman. He is the NJ Nets Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report and a contributor at The Fantasy Fix. For more of Artem Altman go here and here.

Name: Ben Uzoh

Measurables: 6′3”, 205 lbs

Age: 23

2010-2011 Season Averages: 3.8 PPG; 1.6 APG; 1.5 RPG; 0.2 Blocks; 0.3 Steals; 0.6 TO’s

Contract details: free agent

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, Ben Uzoh signed with the Nets on a non-guaranteed contract. On January 5, 2011 New Jersey picked up Uzoh for the rest of the year.

Uzoh played just 10.4 minutes per game last season, but if his numbers are adjusted to a 36 minutes per game, his season average would look something like: 13 points per game; 5 rebounds and 5.7 assists.

With Uzoh, it simply might be a matter of playing time. However, the Nets guard situation is too crowded to get optimistic.


Name: Sasha Vujacic

Measurables: 6′7”, 205 lbs

Age: 27

2010-2011 Season Averages: 9.8 PPG; 2.0 APG; 2.8 RPG; 0.2 Blocks; 0.1 Steals; 1 TO’s

Contract details: Currently a free agent

Sasha “The Machine” Vujacic came over to the Nets in a three-team trade on December 15, 2010 and started 17 of the 56 games.

Vujacic isn’t the Nets’ preferred choice as a starter, but he’s a solid contributor that is always ready to shoot, whether he’s starting the game or coming off the bench. Hence The Machine.

Vujacic is a very good shooter, possessing a 37 percent career shooting percentage from behind the three-point line.

However, Vujacic isn’t likely to be retained by the Nets, especially after last night’s draft.


Name: Mario West

Measurables: 6′5”, 210 lbs

Age: 27

2010-2011 Season Averages: 3.7 PPG; 1.7 APG; 1.8 RPG; 0.2 Blocks; 0 Steals; 0.3 TO’s

Contract details: Currently a free agent

After three-years spent with both the Atlanta Hawks and the NBDL, Mario West signed a 10-day contract with the Nets with less than two months remaining in the 2010-2011 season.

The Nets picked up West until the remained of the season with just three games remaining in 2010-2011.

It’s still unclear if the Nets will retain West’s services next season since the organization added players via the draft and is also planning to use their cap space surplus on high-priced free agents after the new CBA has been worked out. The Nets could use him to fill out the NBA roster minimum.