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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Snakell Beast on Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:41 pm

Doc Brown wrote:That offensive foul that wasn't called wasn't flagrant. That's got to be a joke.


More like an intentional exaggeration to illustrate my point. Also, I am not entirely sure the officials wouldn't have called Dwight/Pau/Hill/Sacre for a flagrant if any of them did the same thing. Nonetheless, it was WAY out of place for a PRE-SEASON game. If I were on the team, I would have put Kanter on his as...um, behind, like Jason Smith (of the Hornets) did with Blake Griffin last season. :boxing1:

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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:52 pm

LTLakerFan wrote:Not sure myself so asking those more astute... let's say best case scenario we keep him and from what he has shown so far as his base skills and athleticism, he keeps getting better and stronger for a couple of years. What is his "ceiling" (all the "ceiling" arm chair scouts here :) ....compared to where our last big guy from Gonzaga, Turiaf....topped out?


Sacre came to Gonzaga as a highly recruited player.... he was one of their biggest recruits ever in fact. He redshirted one year and played 4..... 2 of which sparingly because of injury and ineffectiveness. The rap on him was desire and effort more than anything else. He's got decent touch out to 18 feet. He didn't play well against lesser competition and then would do well on the national stage when Gonzaga would play a top 10 team.... only to disappear again when they played someone like Pepperdine or Santa Clara.... He had trouble fouling out and was at times a sulker. He's a smart player and knows the game. He's not a traditional center and Gonzaga's offense doesn't use centers in a traditional sense so he rarely (as do all Gonzaga bigs) played with his back to the basket or in a strict "post up" situation.

Of the "big men" at Gonzaga over the last 10 years that I watched play in person I'd put him below Turiaf and Heytvelt on what he did at the college level. Heytvelt looked to be a NBA lock but was derailed by a hallucinogenic mushroom trafficking charge that derailed any chance at the NBA.... He's now playing in Europe and doing pretty well I hear.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:57 am

Who knew?? We can thank Sasha for Robert Sacre. That little tidbit contained in article below:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketbal ... 1508.story

"Lakers rookie Robert Sacre makes his big presence felt.

The 7-footer from Gonzaga, taken with final pick of NBA draft, impresses in exhibition season with his defensive skills and soft touch on jumpers as fill-in starter for injured center Dwight Howard.

By Ben Bolch
October 15, 2012
Sacre bleu.

The potential for punny business seems endless when it comes to Lakers rookie Robert Sacre.

The 7-footer from Gonzaga has been the biggest surprise of the exhibition season for the Lakers, becoming very relevant for a player taken with the 60th and final pick of the NBA draft in June.

"Every time he gets minutes," Coach Mike Brown said, "it seems like he's taken a step in the right direction."

Consider Sacre's play Saturday the longest stride of his fledgling career. He had nine points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in an exhibition game against the Utah Jazz.

The fill-in starter for injured center Dwight Howard certainly looked as if he belonged in the NBA. He grabbed a missed free throw, swatted a shot by Alec Burks and exhibited a soft touch on a mid-range jumper, all in the first half.

"This is where I wanted to be and this is how I need to play to stay here," Sacre said.

Sacre has made enough plays to solidify a probable spot on the roster for the season opener against Dallas on Oct. 30. He could be a rare economical option on a $100-million roster, costing the Lakers only $474,000 if he remains with the team into January and his contract becomes guaranteed for the rest of the season.

If he does make the team, Sacre probably won't be on the court for anywhere near the 21 minutes he has averaged in the exhibition season. Once Howard and Jordan Hill return from back injuries, the Lakers will have a front line that includes Howard and Pau Gasol as the starters and Hill and Antawn Jamison as the primary reserves.

Sacre probably would be a bit player, and a happy one at that.

"I have Hall of Famers on either side of me," he said, smiling. "You can't really complain too much."

Lakers fans who are pleased with the team's latest find can send their regards to Sasha Vujacic.

When the Lakers traded the sharpshooter to the New Jersey Nets in December 2010, they acquired a 2012 second-round draft pick as part of the deal; the Nets had acquired the pick from the Chicago Bulls. The value of that pick appeared to plummet when the Bulls finished with the best record in the NBA last season, giving the Lakers the last selection in the draft.

But Sacre has hardly resembled a bottom feeder, prompting kudos from more ballyhooed teammates.

"I played with him this summer and was like, 'Who is this kid?' " forward Metta World Peace said. "He can roll, he can shoot, he has touch, he's strong, but he can open the floor up with those little shots that are difficult to hit. He's really good at it. He has a really good touch."

Said guard Kobe Bryant: "He's a very smart player, so he's able to read the defense, and read how they're playing Steve [Nash], how they're reading me. He's able to get himself in positions to be successful. He made plays for others as well as making plays for himself. He's doing a fantastic job. I'm pleasantly surprised in what we have in him."

Sacre has absorbed some rookie ribbing, with Howard cracking that his fellow big man has a vertical leap of six inches.

As long as Sacre remains on the Lakers' roster, the joke is on those who doubted he could make it.

"I'm the 60th pick and I'm on a great team," he said. "How can you really complain? It's really not bad. I could be in a lot worse places. I'm playing in the NBA, I'm the last pick, I'm playing with great guys that I could always learn from, so this is just a dream come true." "

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Times correspondent Mark Medina contributed to this report.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby lakerfan2 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:00 am

LTLakerFan wrote:Sacre has absorbed some rookie ribbing, with Howard cracking that his fellow big man has a vertical leap of six inches.


:man10:

Dude looks like he can hammer down dunks, but finishes pretty soft around the rim.

Get some good footwork down, work on his vertical, he can become like a Gortat type of backup.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby therealdeal on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:23 am

^ I'd like to see him workout with Dwight for a year so that he can learn how to lean down a bit and get his vertical up. He's built like a brick house and I'd like something more mobile than a brick house. :man10:
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:27 am

I keep telling you guys....those "calves" :man10: He ought to be able to increase his explosiveness with our staff and resistance bands...whatever would be best for his body. Could learn a lot from Dwight in the gym too....just copy his upper body routine. Could use some of that and this guy will become really useful and a player.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Ariza3 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:10 am

he has big shoes to fill as our 3rd string center.

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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby BigDan24 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:00 am

Ariza3 wrote:he has big shoes to fill as our 3rd string center.



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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Sean on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:18 pm

http://sulia.com/channel/la-lakers/f/71 ... ce=twitter

from Dave McMenamin

So, Robert Sacre has two black eyes after getting hit in the face at practice this week. Here's the story ...
I had to ask Mike Brown how his favorite Gonzaga rookie got those shiners. Take it away, Mike:

"He got a good one in practice the other day. But, you know what? He got hit and he just kept playing. He just kept playing. He didn’t say a single word, then it started gushing with blood. He went and saw the trainer and they plugged his nose and they sutured his nose and he went back out there and kept playing the rest of practice. He didn’t miss a beat. And you know, you want to earn respect as a big, tough, strong guy – especially with this team or in this league – and that’s how you do it.

"After he got hit, he went back to continuing to play the same defense on Dwight (Howard). Nose in there and all.

"He thinks he’s pretty, that’s the only thing about it. He does think he’s pretty and well, that crooked nose is going to dispute that a little bit."
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby therealdeal on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:28 pm

:jam2: :jam2: :jam2:

Give me another tough Canadian on our bench. I like this kid more and more as time goes on. He's going to be a fan favorite just like DJ because he's a tough, physical guy and he wants to be where he is.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Weezy on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:32 pm

Ya I'm totally turned around on this guy, he's tough, he works hard, he's earning his spot and he has my respect (like that matters lol). He's bigger than I thought, like I knew he was a 7 footer, but I initially thought he was skinnier, but he has the muscle to hang at that position, he definitively belongs in the NBA as at least a 3rd Center.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Doc Brown on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:43 pm

He's the only training camp/long shot guys that looks like he's playing for a spot on the roster so far. And he's looked good doing it.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Dfishman on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:50 pm

"He thinks he’s pretty, that’s the only thing about it. He does think he’s pretty and well, that crooked nose is going to dispute that a little bit."


Of course, Mike Brown had to say something awkward about it. :bang:
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby XXIV on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:52 pm

He really deserves one of our last two spots on the roster as a serviceable third big who can possibly improve a bit.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Ariza3 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:13 pm

def deserves a spot. solid backup center. jordan hill and him are good bigs to have.

seeing a rusty hill tonight was great to see. he brought that rebounding and hustle when he was on the floor. hope he isnt spending all his time outside the paint bc otherwise no one will rebound.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:27 pm

Dfishman wrote:
"He thinks he’s pretty, that’s the only thing about it. He does think he’s pretty and well, that crooked nose is going to dispute that a little bit."


Of course, Mike Brown had to say something awkward about it. :bang:

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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby therealdeal on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:30 pm

No chance this kid gets cut. Ink him in and move on to the next name.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby The Rock on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:30 pm

He'll probably spend a lot of time on the bench but I hope he doesn't lose the edge. Very sharp kid.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Ariza3 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:32 pm

liked him getting in a guys face. our team needs an edge and metta cant be the only guy. sacre prob wont get mins once all our guys are back in the reg season but i like him
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:34 pm

Such a surprise he turned out to be. He had a lot of good moments tonight. He made a nice by DeAndre that I liked; he's a keeper...
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby 24K GOLD on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:39 pm

Will make the rotation 10-deep if he continues to improve.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby BDG on Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:28 am

I'll be honest -- I basically didn't watch any of Summer League ...

When I first heard people praising him (a late 2nd round rookie) on here, I was very skeptical ... seen it before.

But I couldn't be more surprised at how solid he is. He basically does everything fundamental that you want out of a big man and he's only going to get better.

The only way he doesn't make this team is if he sucker punches Kobe in practice.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby karacha on Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:00 am

He's pretty good. He should definitely be on the team and even get some minutes if possible, not just garbage time.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:25 am

He's limited physically at this level but he was coached by one of the best in College ball for 5 years and it shows. Most players in the NBA are there because of athleticism and have learned next to nothing about the game. Sacre got a great education in the "read and react" offense at Gonzaga and it is showing. He seems to know where to more and how to move better than our seasoned veterans..... He's impressed me with his hustle and effort..... something that lacked about half the time at Gonzaga. If he can keep up the intensity he's got a place on the team..... especially because he's miles ahead in actually understanding the game.
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Re: Lakers Sign Robert Sacre

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:24 am

He'll make the final roster. Im not sure he'll play much since J-Hill/Pau/Howard will play most minutes at Center so hes gotta keep himself sharp even though he wont play much. Just as any other NBA rookie he started out a little slow but the more minutes he got the better he became, he got a better feel for the game. Hes gotta keep himself mentally ready, there will be some nights when J-Hill wont play because of his back or whatever so we're gonna need him then.
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