HoopsHype Robert Sacre rumors

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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

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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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