HoopsHype Robert Sacre rumors


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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

July 10, 2013 Updates

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

June 26, 2013 Updates

The Lakers extended a qualifying offer to center Robert Sacre, making him a restricted free agent this summer. Sacre, taken by the Lakers with the 60th pick in the 2012 NBA draft, received an offer of $988,872 from the team. "Right now I'm a Laker. I know I'm a Laker and I feel the Lakers are comfortably with me, so let's just go with that," said Sacre last week at a Time Warner Cable Media event to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss. Los Angeles Times

Royce Young: Lakers extend qualifying offer to Robert Sacre, making him a restricted free agent. LET THE BIDDING WAR COMMENCE. Twitter @EyeOnBasketball

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The Lakers won't have much clarity elsewhere. They could use the amnesty provision on Bryant ($30.5 million), Gasol ($19.9 million), World Peace ($7.7 million) or Blake ($4 million). World Peace might opt out of his player option in hopes for a longer but less expensive contract, although that runs the risk of the Lakers letting him walk. The Lakers also will have expiring contracts to Antawn Jamison, Clark, Morris, Goudelock, Robert Sacre and Devin Ebanks, although the latter is sure to leave considering he's rarely played all season. Los Angeles Daily News

March 20, 2013 Updates

Robert Sacre has been near-silent on the floor during his rookie season. His tattoos are a different story. Marcel Mutoni: Robert Sacre has DMX and Snoop Dogg tatted on his body. USA Today Sports

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