Lakers agree to deal Vujacic to Nets, acquire veteran forward Joe Smith

Published Dec. 14, 2010 3:37 p.m. EST

By Mike Bresnahan
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2010

In a move to bolster their front-court depth and also save millions in salary and luxury taxes, the Lakers have agreed to trade Sasha Vujacic and a 2011 first-round draft pick to New Jersey as part of a three-team trade that will bring veteran forward Joe Smith to the Lakers.

The trade is conditional upon Smith passing a physical.

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