HoopsHype Robert Sacre rumors

October 16, 2012 Updates

Though Joe Smith, the forward the Lakers received in the trade, didn't pan out, the team saved about $8 million in salary and luxury taxes as part of the deal and landed a pair of second-round draft picks they eventually used on Morris and Sacre. "The kid is playing well, it looks like he has a chance to make our team," Kupchak said of Sacre, "so maybe in a year or two we'll look back on it and say it was good. But I think it's too early right now." Los Angeles Times

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The New Orleans Hornets are working out six players this morning at the Alario Center, one day before the NBA draft. All of the prospects appear to be candidates for the team's second-round selection, the 46th overall pick. The players are forward Justin Hamilton from LSU, guard Quincy Roberts from Grambling, guard-forward Alex Young from IUPUI, center Henry Sims from Georgetown, center Dusan Cantekin, who is from Sebia and forward/center Robert Sacre from Gonzaga. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Like most of the players at Monday's workout, Sacre has been projected as a second-round pick at best. He remains optimistic. "I told my agent I'm going first overall," Sacre said. "He kind of didn't believe me." Sacramento Bee

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“You know what?” asks Sacre, “I am going to put my hat on that, just work off of that, and let teams utilize the other parts of my game. I just have to work hard and bring a lot of energy because that is what they want from me. They want to push you to the limit (in workouts), so you just have to put on your hard hat and stay focused. You just grind through it. They want to test your mental toughness, so you just have to be confident and mentally strong.” The Province

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Gonzaga's Sacre has some supporters, who think he's a tough kid who will set picks and play hard if given a chance. But he's not a great rebounder at the defensive end and not a great finisher at the offensive end. He played at the Jersey combine and spent a lot of time talking to himself, according to one witness, trying to encourage himself at the defensive end. That's not a bad thing, but it was a head scratcher to some. "That guy should be so much better," one scout said of Sacre. "He looks so big and strong, but he doesn't play that way. That guy should be much better. He's big. Every now and then he'll tease you and do something, but it doesn't add up to me." NBA.com

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The NBA released the official list of 60 players invited to attend the 2012 NBA Draft combine on June 7-8 in Chicago. The event includes skill drills, scrimmages, athletic and psychological testing and interviews with players projected to be in the draft lottery. The order for the lottery is scheduled to be determined May 30. All six Kentucky players who entered the draft will attend. Among players not on the list is Wisconsin All-American point guard Jordan Taylor. Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre, Villanova’s Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek were also not on the initial NBA list of invites: Quincy Acy, Baylor. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina. HoopsWorld

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Among the post players angling for position in next month's NBA Draft, there are plenty more talented than Gonzaga's Robert Sacre. But whether there are any who are more personable, interesting, entertaining ... that is highly doubtful. What does personable, interesting and entertaining have to do with playing center in the NBA, you might ask? Perhaps nothing. But then again, perhaps everything, because Sacre, through the sheer force of his personality, is going to get a chance to prove he can play at the highest level. Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few, a man not given to overstatement, got some attention as his team was gearing up for postseason play in March when he offered this comment about Sacre: NBA.com

Sacre is intent on removing those warts on his game. He'd love to get drafted by New Orleans, so he could return to his beloved home state. What an ambassador he'd be for that city. And, perhaps, what a player for the Hornets. Sacre has lofty, yet attainable goals for a potential NBA career. "I'd love to play like Kendrick Perkins and Carlos Boozer," Sacre said. "Perkins is a guy who helps you win championships. And I think I can model my game after Boozer. To play like those two guys, that's my ideal. I think I can get there." NBA.com

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