HoopsHype Robert Sacre rumors

October 29, 2012 Updates

Both Goudelock and Douglas-Roberts have since been waived; Johnson-Odom remains. "He's got a long way to go. He's a good guy, works hard, athletic, explosive," said Brown. "He's strong. He's got some intangibles." Don't expect Johnson-Odom to see the court much as a rookie. "He's a young guy that doesn't quite have a feel for the NBA game," said Brown. "It'd be some time before he's ready." Time is about all Johnson-Odom can ask for. "Coach Mike talked to me after practice today and said 'Just keep working.' There's not going to be a lot of reps for me in the beginning but I've just got to keep working," said Johnson-Odom. "I've just got to wait my turn. It's just not my time right now and hopefully I'll get that chance." Los Angeles Times

October 25, 2012 Updates

The Lakers have 13 guaranteed contracts already taking up spots on their roster. A team can carry a maximum of 15 players in the NBA, but sources indicate L.A. will probably stick with 14 and leave a roster spot open to save money on their already exorbitant salary sum, and to give them flexibility later in case they want to pick up an established veteran available on the market to give the bench some punch. Sacre already has outlasted four training camp invitees. Chris Douglas-Roberts, Greg Somogyi, Reeves Nelson and Ronnie Aguilar came and went as Sacre continues to live in a hotel close to the Lakers' facility in El Segundo, Calif., not knowing when he wakes up if it will be his last chance to walk to practice or if his NBA dream will continue. "He was a great guy," Sacre said about Somogyi, using the past tense to describe the 7-foot-3 center he banged up against all summer at voluntary workouts. "It's tough to see those guys leave, but that's the nature of the business." ESPN.com

October 24, 2012 Updates

Mike Brown: "He (Sacre) 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. Sulia

October 23, 2012 Updates

The Lakers are leaning toward keeping 14 players on their roster, one below the NBA maximum, meaning Robert Sacre might be the only one to stay among three players with nonguaranteed contracts. Sacre, the last player taken in the June draft, has averaged 5.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 24 minutes in preseason with the Lakers. Andrew Goudelock and Darius Johnson-Odom haven't received much playing time in exhibition play and are longshots to make the roster. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Greg Somogyi were cut Monday. Los Angeles Times

I'm leaning more and more that it's Robert Sacre who makes the Lakers and that's it. I can't see Andrew Goudelock making it given Coach Brown is trying to develop him as a point guard - when the team already has FOUR point guards in Nash/Blake/Duhon/Morris. Darius Johnson-Odom is a nice prospect athletically but a 6'2" shooting guard can be a difficult fit when the team already has Kobe/Meeks/Ebanks at the position. Considering tax, I could see Lakers go with just 14. Sulia

Douglas-Roberts, a third-year player, played in four preseason games and averaged 4.0 points and 0.8 rebounds in 8.3 minutes. “(Douglas-Roberts) played well,” Coach Mike Brown said. “Obviously he didn’t play well enough to really stand out and earn that spot, but all four of the guys that we released … they made our camp competitive. They brought something to the table. That’s what you hope for from guys that you’re bringing to camp, that they can at least make it competitive.” Orange County Register

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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