HoopsHype Robert Sacre rumors

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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. Los Angeles Times

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“I believe he’s been more helpful during this whole process and the preseason,” Sacre said. “He’s been really vocal as a leader. In the past, he hasn’t been as vocal. But this year he’s really been trying to communicate and help guys out. This year has made an effort to push guys but at the same time give them advice to make them better.” ESPN.com

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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. Los Angeles Times

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NBA players are notorious for spending their money on all sorts of lavish delights from sports cars to jewelry to clothing, but a couple of members of the Los Angeles Lakers took it to a whole other level by buying a bovine. That's right, Chris Kaman, Robert Sacre and Lakers strength and conditioning coach Tim DiFrancesco bought a cow. This isn't like Billy Crystal's pet cow Norman in "City Slickers." The three of them are going in together on a full cow's worth of beef after it's been to the butcher, or approximately 400 pounds of cuts of meat for their freezers. DiFrancesco, who has picked up the nickname "Grass-Fed Tim" around the team because of his belief in the health benefits of eating grass-fed beef, came up with the idea after connecting with a farm that raises grass-fed cows down in San Diego. ESPN.com

Kaman is getting half, 200 pounds, while Sacre and DiFrancesco are getting a quarter, 100 pounds, each. It was originally supposed to be a four-way split, but longtime Lakers trainer Gary Vitti backed out. "Gary Vitti ran out of freezer space, so I think he’s out," Kaman said. "So, I got to pick up the slack. I’m happy to, though." ESPN.com

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Mike Trudell: The Lakers re-signed center Robert Sacre, the 60th pick in last year's draft - team release coming up soon. Twitter @LakersReporter

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