Robert Sacre to Start vs. Sacramento

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Robert Sacre, former 60th pick of the draft, aka Mr. Irrelevant, will start for the Lakers tonight in Sacramento.

Sacre improved his shooting and defensive skills quite a bit over the summer, and turned himself from a fringe player to a legitimate NBA big man. In his most recent game with the Lakers, Robert shot 5-8 for 12 points. He added 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals without recording a turnover in 24 impressive minutes.

Sacre replaces Jordan Hill in the starting lineup, and coach D’Antoni hopes to Hill will be more successful as a spark plug off the bench.

Robert has certainly earned his opportunity, and Mike D’Antoni is giving it to him. Now Sacre needs to take advantage facing a tough Kings frontcourt featuring DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson. Tip off at 7pm on Time Warner Cable SportsNet.