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Robert Sacre signs three-year contract with Lakers

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Robert Sacre re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier in the week, yet it wasn’t just for a regular one-year deal.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Sacre signed a three-year deal with the Lakers:

[pullquote]Sacre is signed at the minimum for each season, with his final year non-guaranteed.

HoopsWorld.com has a breakdown of the Lakers’ salaries, showing Sacre and Nash as the only two players under contract for 2014/15 season.

The Lakers are expected to maximize their salary-cap room next summer with hopes of landing one or two all-star-level players.

Sacre shouldn’t get in the way of the team’s plans when it comes to shopping.

The league will charge teams $507,000 for any open roster spots up to 12. Sacre’s $915,000 eats up just an additional $408,000 of the team’s spending power in 2014.

Sacre was a practice player in his first year with the Lakers, averaging 1.3 points a game in 32 appearances. If he can emerge as a regular rotation player, the team would have a seven-footer under contract for three years on a very cheap contract.[/pullquote]

As the article points out, this contract could turn out to be a steal for the Lakers seeing as big men come at a premium in today’s NBA. On the other hand, it could turn out to be a failure if Sacre doesn’t develop into a rotation player. However, it’s not that much of a risk seeing as Sacre will only be making the minimum each year, with the final year being non-guaranteed.

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