Lakers News: Robert Sacre Replaces Shawne Williams In Starting Lineup

Lakers News: Robert Sacre Replaces Shawne Williams In Starting Lineup

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

With seemingly every Los Angeles Lakers game, a lineup change is inevitable. Through 32 games this season, the Lakers have used 17 different lineups due to a high volume of injuries and a seemingly ever-changing rotation from head coach Mike D’Antoni.

Losers of their last six games, the Lakers take on the Utah Jazz tonight at Staples Center in hopes of ringing in the New Year with a win. In game number 33, the Lakers will use an 18th starting lineup tonight via Dave McMeniman of

This will be Sacre’s third start of the season and he’s averaging 6.5 points and three rebounds in his previous two starts. D’Antoni mentioned that he wanted to use the second-year players defense against the Jazz interior of Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.

Along with Sacre, Marshall moves into the starting lineup due to Jordan Farmar’s hamstring injury, that’ll sideline him for at least another month. In 28 minutes against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, Marshall had 10 points and seven assists. There was also good news in that Wesley Johnson will be available tonight off the bench after missing the previous game with gastroenteritis.

After tonight’s game, the Lakers will play one more home game on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets before 10 of their next 11 games are on the road. When these two teams met last week in Salt Lake City, the Jazz won 105-103 as rebounding and second chance points killed the Lakers in the closing moments.

Let’s hope that changes tonight.

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Wow Robert Sacre is now the starting center of the Lakers.Hope for a miracle.

  • Moorer

    Sacre starting over Jordan Hill? Ok.

  • Boobie Knight

    Bob Sacre is better than you. He’s better at life and at basketball. You losers need to feel the power of a Sacre Slam… on your face.

  • Boobie Knight

    Sacre prediction: 22 minutes 10 points 8 boards 3 blocks 6 fouls, in true Sacre fashion. 1 – 5 from the line

  • Shaleane Marie

    This was foretold to me in the second season of My Career mode on NBA2K14; However, my heart sank as I noticed Pau was gone… I can’t believe this is actually happening now. It’s too soon! Too soon!

    But wait…. Can the Lakers see the same future I see?… Can they touch the dreams I dare to tell? What is to become if the Organization of Lakers know exactly what I think I know?

    During the second season of My Career mode Sacre played well with The Band of Lakers in the games we crossed as I gallantly played professional basketball for the city of Houston in order to obtain a grant to build colon-sized Rocket Ships for Australia on the grounds of the abandoned Toyota Center.

    I was then employed by that of a young Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks alongside a very small nude and willfully malnourished Elijah Wood, as well as Treat Williams, whom was then playing a bisexual Doctor with a woman named Edna in a small boring town in Colorado; However (once again I say ‘however’ my child), Sacre was undersized against Howydoodle nicknamed “The Bitch” by his fellow NBA players and so it was easier to double team or provide help defense against that of Swaggy P also known as “The Only Hope” by his followers.

    I DON’T KNOW HOW THE STORY ENDS… In fact that is the farthest I ever made it in My Career mode on NBA2K14.

    You see if you know the game NBA2K14 you would know that it is terrible and it sucks. It will crash on you and you will lose all the money you paid for in VC and you will never receive a refund or hear a reply from the company.

    Right now it feels like the ground below me on my 17th floor hotel room is about to give-way so I must be going! Do you think it could be the ceiling fan from the floor below?