Late night at the draft

GM Mitch Kupchak said late Thursday night, long after the draft had ended, that he would call the agents for restricted free agents Sasha Vujacic and Ronny Turiaf at 9:01 p.m. Monday, when the negotating period begins.
That wasn’t much of a surprise. Kupchak has made it clear he wants Vujacic and Turiaf back for next season and beyond.
But then Kupchak said he would start talking to the agent for China’s Sun Yue, the Lakers’ second-round pick from 2007. Sun, a 6-foot-9 guard, will play for China at the Beijing Olympics in August.
“We’re very optimistic we can get him on the roster next year,” Kupchak said. “We feel (signing him after a one-year wait) is a better opportunity for him.”