NBA News: Pelicans signs former Laker Robert Sacre & ex-Buck Chris Copeland to training camp deals

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Robert Sacre and Chris Copeland are joining the New Orleans Pelicans roster for now. Sacre and Copeland, both played in the NBA last season with the Lakers and Bucks respectively. The two are not guaranteed roster spots since they are only signed for the training camp in this NBA news.

According to Marc Stein of, Sacre is invited to training camp by the Pelicans. But this is a non-guaranteed deal since the team signed him to be a practice player for them.

Robert spent his entire career playing for the Lakers. But he is mostly on the bench whenever he is active to play for the team.

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He only has career averages of 4.2 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, 0.7 assists per game, 0.3 steals per game and 0.6 blocks per game in 14.5 minutes of action. Sacre played a total of 189 games for Los Angeles in four years.

Sacre also plays for the Canadian national basketball team in which he last played for the country in the 2015 FIBA Americas.

Meanwhile, Chris Copeland is also given a non-guaranteed contract to play for the Pelicans. This is according to the NBA news report of David Pick

Copeland is a player who also spent most of his entire career on the bench just like Robert. He only played 171 games in 12.3 minutes per game in the NBA.

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Chris is a 4-year NBA veteran who also played for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and the Milwaukee Bucks. He had his best season in his rookie year in which he averaged 8.7 points per game and 2.1 rebounds per game while shooting a decent 42.1% from the three-point area.

Both Sacre and Copeland would really need to have their best practices in years so that the Pelicans would notice them. Nonetheless, this NBA news is favorable to the two players since they are still given the chance to continue their careers in the league.

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