Lakers Rumors: Why Robert Sacre Making the Final Roster Is a Lock

Robert Sacre, the NBA's 2012 version of Mr. Irrelevant, suddenly finds himself on the cusp of relevancy with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Just like Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings before him, Sacre, the last pick of the 2012 NBA draft, has refused to let his 60th overall selection impede his path to professional success.

And according to Dave McMenamin of, that perseverance has given him a legitimate opportunity to earn a roster spot with the Lakers:

"It was just 19 seconds into the Lakers' first preseason game against Golden State this month when Sacre, the last pick of the 2012 NBA draft, looked at the four All-Stars he was sharing the court with, looked at the rim and let the 12-footer fly. 

"He missed the shot, but with less than one week left before the Lakers have to make final cuts on Monday, Sacre finds himself with a legitimate shot to make the team."

Though anything that has been officially divulged only points to Sacre having a "shot" at making the team, it's time to stop mincing words and crown him Los Angeles' 14th, and likely final, man.

Not only does Sacre provide the Lakers with another big body, but he's been working his tail off in practice and, most importantly, producing while on the court.

Through seven preseason games, the big man out of Gonzaga has averaged an impressive 6.7 points, five rebounds and 1.3 blocks in just over 25 minutes of action. His 58.4 percent clip from the field is also indicative of his efficiency and superior shot-selection.

Sacre's latest performance against DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the Association's most talented bigs, was nothing short of spectacular either. 

The nearly undrafted rookie played 35 minutes, dropped 13 points on six-of-nine shooting from the field while grabbing seven total rebounds, two steals and swatting away one shot.

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