In the aftermath of Dwight Howard’s departure from the Los Angeles Lakers, the team is attempting to put the pieces back together starting by signing free agents and keeping the team relatively intact moving forward.
Along with the team trying to come up with a game plan without Howard in the paint, the Lakers have decided to bring back second-year center Robert Sacre. Although Sacre didn’t make a considerable impact on the team in his first season in Los Angeles, the team felt it was crucial to keep him in the fold moving forward.
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Along with Sacre back for next season, the team has also brought back Jordan Farmar and signed veteran center Chris Kaman.
The Lakers announced the re-signing of Sacre via press release on Wednesday:
EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed Robert Sacre, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Sacre, a 7-foot center out of Gonzaga University, was selected by the Lakers in the second round (60th overall) of the 2012 NBA draft. In 32 games (three starts) with the Lakers last season, he averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.3 minutes. Sacre also spent time with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development league during his rookie campaign, appearing in eight games and posting averages of 11.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.33 blocks in 32.8 minutes.
At Gonzaga, Sacre finished his career with the Bulldogs ranked second in school history with 186 blocked shots while averaging 9.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.38 blocks in 135 games. As a senior, Sacre was named the 2012 WCC Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-WCC First-Team honoree while averaging 11.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.42 blocks in 26.3 minutes.