Friday, June 29, 2012

With the 60th Pick In The Draft The Lakers Choose...

With the 60th and final pick in the draft, the Lakers selected center Robert Sacre out of Gonzaga. Sacre might potentially a steal for the Lakers with the final pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.  He could turn out to be a great option to back up Andrew Bynum at center position.

Sacre will bring some much needed energy and aggressiveness on the defensive end of the floor. At 7’0″, Sacre is a beast in the paint and will play the role of energy-guy off the bench for Lakers. With a physical style of play and contagious energy on the floor, Sacre may quickly become a fan-favorite in Los Angeles if given the right amount of playing time in order to make an impression.

In his final season with Gonzaga, Sacre averaged 11.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 51% from the floor.

The Lakers have not carried a backup center on the roster in a couple of years, previously just using Pau Gasol as the backup. Now that they have brought a young center, could this be the writing on the wall that Gasol is on his way out via trade? 

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