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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby therealdeal on Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:05 am

^ Which is why I think the futures of DJO and Goudelock are really more at risk here than Ebanks'.

But I think CDR has the ability to play backup 3. He would give a different look than Ebanks.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby JSM on Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:47 am

^ Yeah, I'd say it depends on the scoring ability of the matchup. If they're a real threat, Ebanks would be the better bet. But if they're not likely to go off and our bench is stagnant, plug CDR in. I think CDR, Meeks, and Jamison could really give us a surge once the 2nd unit starts clicking together.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby therealdeal on Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:57 am

^ That's true.

And if we could package Blake/Ebanks for a better point guard because some other teams like Ebanks' potential I'd do that in an instant. Partly because Blake isn't good, but also because like you said Douglas-Roberts can provide a nice scoring punch.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Snakell Beast on Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:45 pm

therealdeal wrote:^ That's true.

And if we could package Blake/Ebanks for a better point guard because some other teams like Ebanks' potential I'd do that in an instant. Partly because Blake isn't good, but also because like you said Douglas-Roberts can provide a nice scoring punch.


To be honest, I kind of want to give the team as constructed a chance to gel. I like having the versatility to go with Meeks/CDR/Ebanks at the two AND Ebanks/Clark/Jamison/CDR at the 3.The only area of concern I see with this team is back-up PG, but with the improvements I have already seen from Blake, I have hope that the Nash effect will render that problem moot in another few weeks...
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:00 pm

We need more wing help. I love the addition of Meeks but we need another quality wing or two. CDR is can score and that's exactly what we need off our bench. I hope he makes the squad.

On topic, Sacre has surprised me. He has a nice hook shot, decent defender, etc. For a 60th pick, he is exceeding expectations. Here's hoping we can keep him.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Sean on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:27 pm

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Rookie center Robert Sacre might make Lakers' roster

By Mike Bresnahan; October 12, 2012, 2:40 p.m.

Maybe Robert Sacre isn't so irrelevant after all.

The rookie center out of Gonzaga might make the Lakers' roster after showing some muscle and ability in the exhibition season.

Sacre was the 60th and last player taken in the NBA draft in June, a position known in the much longer NFL draft as "Mr. Irrelevant."

If Sacre is still on the roster for the Oct. 30 season opener against Dallas, it's not a sure thing he'll be on it the rest of the season. He has a non-guaranteed contract that pays him $474,000 and becomes guaranteed the rest of the season only if he is on the roster in early January.

"I'm very impressed," Kobe Bryant said Friday of Sacre. "I really didn't know too much about him coming out of Gonzaga. I know Gonzaga puts out some solid big men but I really didn't know too much about him."

Will the 7-footer make the Lakers?

"Oh yeah, I think so. Absolutely," Bryant said.

Sacre is averaging seven points and 2.5 rebounds in two exhibition games. He started both in place of injured Dwight Howard. The Lakers are short on depth in the frontcourt because reserve big man Jordan Hill sustained a herniated disk in his back. He will be re-evaluated next week.

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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby karacha on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:33 pm

Yes, Sacre actually looks... well, decent. Obviously, playing with Nash helps, but I think he'll improve just by going after Dwight in practice. The guy is tall, strong and he's not afraid of contact.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Weezy on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:48 pm

Yeah, I think you were right realdeal, it's looking like he's going to make the team and really like he can hang in the NBA. It's only 2 games and Nash is making him look good, but the real reason I think he makes it is he's tall, strong, and has a nice touch around the hoop. If you have a 7 footer that's garbage with the ball he has to make up for it on D, but Sacre has a nice hook shot and he makes his free throws, which shows me he's not just playing because he's tall like I first thought, but he has actual skill. Making free throws isn't a big deal, but its a bigger deal when a 7 footer can do it IMO because it shows they can shoot, and a lot really can't.

I'm rooting for him realdeal, he's grown on me, you can tell he works hard, and I loved that video of him and Dwight battling hard in the post in practice. We might not think much of what goes on in practice mattering in games but it does, Dwight having a large dude to not go easy on him in practice is very good, just like DJ was good for that when he was here. Lastly I admit I'm not a great judge of talent a lot of the time, I have no problem admitting that, I thought Crittenton was going to be good for us and that Drew would never be that good after his first few seasons. :man10:
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby therealdeal on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:34 pm

Weezy wrote:Yeah, I think you were right realdeal, it's looking like he's going to make the team and really like he can hang in the NBA. It's only 2 games and Nash is making him look good, but the real reason I think he makes it is he's tall, strong, and has a nice touch around the hoop. If you have a 7 footer that's garbage with the ball he has to make up for it on D, but Sacre has a nice hook shot and he makes his free throws, which shows me he's not just playing because he's tall like I first thought, but he has actual skill. Making free throws isn't a big deal, but its a bigger deal when a 7 footer can do it IMO because it shows they can shoot, and a lot really can't.

I'm rooting for him realdeal, he's grown on me, you can tell he works hard, and I loved that video of him and Dwight battling hard in the post in practice. We might not think much of what goes on in practice mattering in games but it does, Dwight having a large dude to not go easy on him in practice is very good, just like DJ was good for that when he was here. Lastly I admit I'm not a great judge of talent a lot of the time, I have no problem admitting that, I thought Crittenton was going to be good for us and that Drew would never be that good after his first few seasons. :man10:

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Naw, I think Sacre looks really good (relatively). He's got a nice little post game, but he has a lot of room to grow. I think he's got real DJ Mbenga potential. The kind of guy who can be a really good practice body and can fill in every now and then.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Center Court on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:38 pm

lakerswiz wrote:What a crazy training camp. I honestly wish we could keep a number of these guys.


I'd like to see more of DJO but I'm with you.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby dane99 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:34 am

we should try to get a draft pick for him, he is good but wont ever play. we have the best big, best back up big off the bench and the best player in the league at rotating from the 4 to the 5. i think we should try and move him along with duhon for a draft pick
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby therealdeal on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:38 am

^ Why? We need the depth. Hill is already hurt and while he says he'll return by the opener, we don't know if he'll be 100%. Sacre has a nice place here on this team.

If anyone should be traded it's Duhon, Blake, and maybe Ebanks if we retain Douglas-Roberts.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby karacha on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:51 am

I agree there. Sacre has enough talent -- and he certainly has size and strength to be a DJ Mbenga off the bench for us. Who knows if Hill will be able to play quality minutes this season. If not -- this guy can help. Additionally, every time we're having a big lead in the 4th, we can play him and prevent possible injury to Dwight & Gasol. I think he deserves a spot on the team. With some experience under his belt, and after having to face Dwight in practice every day... who knows? Maybe he develops into a nice 2nd string center.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby LTLakerFan on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:24 am

And he has impressive looking calves...... :man1:
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby adobo24 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:10 pm

Sacre looks pretty productive when he gets some minutes.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby funkychunky on Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:32 pm

LTLakerFan wrote:And he has impressive looking calves...... :man1:


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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:14 pm

I think he just locked in his roster spot with his play tonight. Hustles, grabs boards, knows his role and showed some nice offensive moves tonight.

I am officially on board with this guy now. Seems like a solid 5th big.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby OX1947 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:20 pm

funkychunky wrote:
LTLakerFan wrote:And he has impressive looking calves...... :man1:


johnny drama is that you? :man12:


HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH. Nice.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:30 pm

Sacre can be effective if he's the 5th option on the floor and let loose to do the hustle things..... What's interesting is that the knock on him has always been effort and hustle. Can he translate today's play into 3 minute stretches twice a game with the same results?

Right now we don't have any other choice but to keep him....
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby JSM on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:35 pm

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Pau Gasol on his locker neighbor Sacre: “He’s playing really well. He’s worked really hard and he’s really been helping us.”
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:45 pm

Sacre has been outplaying Pau so far.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby JSM on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:49 pm

Brian Kamenetzky of ESPN wrote:1. Robert Sacre wants to be on the Lakers.

You'd expect any 60th pick to work his tail off in any preseason burn, because that's what 60th picks are supposed to do. Sacre definitely does just that, and over 27 minutes Saturday it paid off in the form of 10 rebounds, including five on the offensive end. He hit the floor in pursuit of loose balls (it's a long way to the ground for a 7-footer), and did his best getting up and down the floor. But Sacre isn't just hustle. The activity comes with purpose. On multiple occasions he went high on the perimeter defensively in pick-and-roll coverage, and also rotated well defending the basket, including a Sacreblock! (patent pending) on Al Jefferson in the third quarter. Offensively, when he rolled to the bucket on P-n-R sets, he did so assertively, and also tossed in some nice post moves on the block.

He still has plenty to learn -- avoiding fouls (he picked up his sixth with 10:22 left in the fourth) and playing defense while staying on the floor, for example -- but overall Sacre looked like a guy who belongs in the NBA. Whether it's with the Lakers remains to be seen, but he's certainly not hurting his chances. Nine points, 10 rebounds, three blocks.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:53 pm

^^He did well tonight. He had 7 points and 9 rebounds in the first 9 minutes of the game however. He faded noticeably as the game progressed.

As I posted above.... I don't think we have a choice but to keep him or get another big..... Howard and Hill with back issues will necessitate the need for more depth in the front court.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby BDG on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:52 pm

Give this guy a contract. He's looked more than solid out there ... I really like how he knows his role/priorities (defense/rebounding) above all else.

He's also got a fairly soft touch around the basket and with some refinement & tutoring could have a serviceable low post game.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby revgen on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:58 pm

Like I said before, he's a bread and butter big man. Usually guys like him if they're properly scouted end up in the mid to late 1st round, so he's a steal for the 60th pick. Even if we don't use him with Hill and Dwight healthy, he could give us some value to trade for pieces to upgrade our backcourt.
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