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Robert Sacre
Robert Sacre
Position: C
Born: 06/06/89
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
Salary: $981,358
As the Lakers work to clear cap space to sign free agents and absorb Hibbert’s contract, Nick Young is a strong candidate to be unloaded, sources told Yahoo Sports. The Lakers are finalizing details to acquire Hibbert, and there remains a possibility Los Angeles could send a player to the Pacers in the agreement, sources said. The Lakers and Pacers had agreed on a future second-round pick as compensation for Hibbert and his $15.5 million 2015-16 salary getting absorbed into Los Angeles’ salary-cap space. The Lakers are exploring trades for Young, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre. Sacre and/or Kelly are possibilities to go to Pacers, sources said.
via Yahoo! Sports
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Lakers keeping Robert Sacre

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The Lakers exercised a $981,359 team option to retain center Robert Sacre for the 2015-16 season, according to league source familiar with the situation. The Lakers did not formally decide until the deadline at midnight on Tuesday. Though Sacre averaged only 4.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and 3.5 rebounds as mostly a backup center, the Lakers still valued him for numerous reasons. The Lakers do not currently have any true centers on their roster, while they have a glut of power forwards, including Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr. Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly. The Lakers appreciated Sacre’s effort on defense and overall attitude. And Sacre hardly has a relatively expensive price tag.
via Los Angeles Daily News
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The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to pick up center Robert Sacre’s veteran-minimum team option, league sources told RealGM. Sacre — solidifying himself as a viable reserve big man and defensive presence in three NBA seasons — has lost 15 pounds since the end of the Lakers’ season. He is under a guaranteed option at $981,348 for next season, and there’s a chance the Lakers could look into reworking a longer-term deal with the 26-year-old.
via RealGM
Nick Young’s goofy personality and unique style have earned him a nickname in the Lakers’ locker room. “He’s the Screech of the NBA,” Lakers’ center Robert Sacre told me. He’s referring to Screech of late-80s/early-90s television show Saved by the Bell fame, and when he explained why, it started to make some sense. “Look at him!” laughed Sacre, pointing to Young across the locker room. “He’s got the curly hair, the tight pants. He’s ridiculous. He’s Screech.”
via SB Nation
Bryant will make $25 million at 37 years old while Nick Young, Julius Randle and Ryan Kelly take up another $10 million. Various player options (Ed Davis) and team options (Jordan Clarkson, Robert Sacre) could add another $3 million, though Davis could opt out and drive that number even higher. Leave room for an estimated $5 million for their likely two first-round draft picks. It’s easy to see the Lakers allocating $43 million toward only nine players amid a conservatively estimated salary cap of $66 million for 2015-16. Throw in troublesome mandatory things called “cap holds” and the Lakers have only $21.5 million to spend next summer on free agents.
via Los Angeles Times
It’s easy to understand why Robert Sacre is overlooked even though he’s one of only four Lakers under contract after June — three if you toss out Nick Young, who is expected to decline a player option for $1.2 million. In the race to analyze/criticize the $23.5 million coming to Kobe Bryant next season and the $9.7 million due to Steve Nash, Sacre’s $915,243 just doesn’t measure up. But he’ll be here unless he’s traded. And he’s not morbidly depressed about it. “No question,” he said. “We’re at the bottom so might as well just go to the top. There’s nowhere else but up from now, so I don’t see anything else.” That’s Sacre. He’s optimistic when pondering the future of an obviously unsteady team.
via Los Angeles Times