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Lakers send Robert Sacre to NBA D-League

Rookie center Robert Sacre has been assigned to the NBA Developmental League by the Los Angeles Lakers. Sacre is averaging less than a point per game in 13 NBA appearances, but has played well in three previous D-League games.

Rob Carr

The Los Angeles Lakers have sent rookie center Robert Sacre to the NBA Developmental League on Saturday morning, according to the L.A. Daily News' Mark Medina.

Sacre was assigned to the Lakers affiliate, the L.A. D-Fenders and according to the team, he will be in the lineup for the D-Fenders' 6:30 p.m. PT game on Saturday night at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Calif.

Sacre has already been up and down, splitting time between the Lakers and D-Fenders this season.

The Lakers selected Sacre in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft, taking him with the 60th overall pick. Thus far in his rookie season, Sacre is averaging less than a point and a rebounds per game while averaging 4.2 minutes in 13 appearances.

In three previous games with the D-Fenders, Sacre averaged 7.7 points and 9.7 rebound in 27 minutes per game.

The Canadian-born center spent five season in college with the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Sacre averaged more than 10 points and five rebounds per game in all of his final three seasons at Gonzaga.