60th Pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of Gonzaga University, the Los Angeles Lakers select Robert Sacre.
Nobody really pays much attention by this point in the draft and normally that’s fair enough, but our buddies over at the #BelieveTheHype Podcast have seemingly found a reason to watch this young prospect. He has shown moments of promise, but Tom and Benyam have put together this little video showcasing the enthusiasm and intensity with which Sacre is spending his time on the Lakers bench. Every team needs positivity, and Sacre brings it in spades. Take a look….
During the course of the free agency period 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers have attempted to address areas where, over the past two seasons, they have struggled to make an impact and in the end fallen to teams that were far more superior in these areas. It was almost as if this great franchise was becoming one of the more slow, tired and old teams in the league, and something simply had to be done. After the new CBA was put into effect, the Lakers were put under immense pressure to sign good players cheaply, as they were not only over the salary cap, they would also incur a huge fee as part of the luxury tax. They had at their disposal a mini mid-level player exception as part of the Lamar Odom trade, and could potentially sign players at veteran minimums, but in reality it looked fairly grim for a team in desperate need of spark and talent. Here, we will take a look at the trades Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss have been able to pull off in a time where the Lakers are simply desperate to reclaim the throne and once again be NBA Champions.