PDA

View Full Version : Bleacher Report: Lakers Rumors: Why Robert Sacre Making the Final Roster Is a Lock



ID ZAGFAN
10-25-2012, 04:47 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1384862-lakers-rumors-why-robert-sacre-making-the-final-roster-is-a-lock

Lakers Rumors: Why Robert Sacre Making the Final Roster Is a Lock
By Dan Favale (Featured Columnist) on October 25, 2012 1,372 reads 4
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more storiesNext
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Robert Sacre, the NBA's 2012 version of Mr. Irrelevant, suddenly finds himself on the cusp of relevancy with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Just like Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings before him, Sacre, the last pick of the 2012 NBA draft, has refused to let his 60th overall selection impede his path to professional success.

And according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, that perseverance has given him a legitimate opportunity to earn a roster spot with the Lakers:

"It was just 19 seconds into the Lakers' first preseason game against Golden State this month when Sacre, the last pick of the 2012 NBA draft, looked at the four All-Stars he was sharing the court with, looked at the rim and let the 12-footer fly.

"He missed the shot, but with less than one week left before the Lakers have to make final cuts on Monday, Sacre finds himself with a legitimate shot to make the team."

Though anything that has been officially divulged only points to Sacre having a "shot" at making the team, it's time to stop mincing words and crown him Los Angeles' 14th, and likely final, man.

Not only does Sacre provide the Lakers with another big body, but he's been working his tail off in practice and, most importantly, producing while on the court.


Sacre continues to pick up the game at the NBA-level at a rapid pace.
Through seven preseason games, the big man out of Gonzaga has averaged an impressive 6.7 points, five rebounds and 1.3 blocks in just over 25 minutes of action. His 58.4 percent clip from the field is also indicative of his efficiency and superior shot-selection.

Sacre's latest performance against DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the Association's most talented bigs, was nothing short of spectacular either.

The nearly undrafted rookie played 35 minutes, dropped 13 points on six-of-nine shooting from the field while grabbing seven total rebounds, two steals and swatting away one shot.

More at the link, including links to three videos you may have missed.

ZaGranny

kitzbuel
10-25-2012, 07:42 PM
Watched a bit of the game last night. Rob runs the court better the Gasol. Rob is light-footed and looks quick. Not saying he is better than Gasol, but Gasol looks a bit like Herman Munster running the court.

willandi
10-25-2012, 08:48 PM
Watched a bit of the game last night. Rob runs the court better the Gasol. Rob is light-footed and looks quick. Not saying he is better than Gasol, but Gasol looks a bit like Herman Munster running the court.

Money can do that to you...or so I've heard! Haven't had the experience yet! LOL

jim77
10-25-2012, 11:26 PM
Go BIG ROB!

Oregonzagnut
10-26-2012, 02:59 AM
Not only does Sacre provide the Lakers with another big body, but he's been working his tail off in practice and, most importantly, producing while on the court.

Sacre has upside. And Kupchak knows that Sacre has that desire, humility and character to become a great player. He's already a star in L.A. so now he just needs to keep the nose to the grindstone.