Lakers sign Robert Sacre
On Friday, the LA Lakers announced that they have signed rookie Robert Sacre.
Sacre’s agent Keith Kreiter told LA Times, “We’re just thrilled that he signed and we think he has a great chance to make an impact this year. He feels he’s a perfect fit. He brings energy, he’s a terrific defender, he can step out [and shoot], he has a little punch to his offensive game and he’s a chemistry guy.”
During his college years, Sacre played for the Gonzaga Bulldogs averaging 9.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, blocked 186 shots which ranked second all time in his school history, and won defensive player of the year during his senior year, according to Lakers Nation.
The seven footer was selected 60th overall by the Lakers in the 2012 NBA draft, making him Mr. Irrelevant.
After being drafted, the Canadian big man played for the Lakers in the Las Vegas summer league. During the league, Sacre averaged 9.0 points and 6.2 rebounds.
Sacre’s official contract has yet to be released but can safely assume it’s in line being nonguaranteed.
Sacre will be joining forward Reeves Nelson and center Greg Somogyi for the Laker’s 15th roster spot.