On draft night Robert Sacre was saddled with the Mr. Irrelevant title having been picked last in the 2012 NBA Draft. The good news for the Gonzaga alum is that last year’s Mr. Irrelevant (UW alum Isaiah Thomas) is currently challenging for a starting job in Sacramento. The bad news is that Sacre might be just as irrelevant to the Lakers if you pay attention to how the team went about signing players this week.
Before the Lakers inked either of their second round picks they got a couple of camp invites under contract in Reeves Nelson and Greg Somogyi. Sacre’s signing comes before that of Darius Johnson-Odom who was picked ahead of him.
As of now DJO remains unsigned.
For Sacre he already knows it’s an uphill battle to be a member of Dwight Howard’s supporting cast. As a true seven-footer Sacre has NBA size, is mobile and can defend on the low block. All qualities that make for solid rotational player which is the best case scenario for Sacre at the moment.