Los Angeles Lakers Robert Sacre sent to the D-Fenders

By David Charnley
Gary A. Vasquez-US Presswire

The Los Angeles Lakers have sent their rookie center Robert Sacre back to the NBA D-League for his third spell with the D-Fenders.

Sacre is more known for his energetic cheering on the Lakers bench rather than his minutes on the court. He is surely going to relish an opportunity to get game time under his belt rather than being used as a cheerleader.

The 23 year old center has shown promising glimpses in what has been a career so far of limited opportunities and Lakers management feel that his talent will be best developed spent back in the D-League.

Sacre teamed up with his new team mates during the 104-92 defeat against Sioux Falls where he managed to top score with 22 points shooting 10 from 17 from the field.

The Lakers have previously recalled Sacre back to the team before so it wouldn’t be so much of a surprise if he is to be recalled once again in the next couple of weeks.

So far this season Sacre has averaged 4.2 minutes, 0.5 points and 0.8 rebounds per game.

Sacre certainly shows promise with hard play and is good at defending the basket. He is also a scorer which he showed once again on his return to the D-Fenders at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo.


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