Lakers Reassign Darius Morris and Robert Sacre to D-Fenders

EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have reassigned guard Darius Morris and center Robert Sacre to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, it was announced today.

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Robert Sacre has been reassigned to the D-Fenders.

Morris, selected by the Lakers in the 2011 NBA Draft (2nd round, 41st overall pick) out of the University of Michigan, has appeared in 45 NBA games this season, averaging 4.2 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.4 minutes. Assigned to the NBA D-League for the third time this season and fourth time in his career, Morris scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to help the D-Fenders earn a win on March 9th over the Austin Toros.

Sacre, selected by the Lakers in the 2012 NBA Draft (2nd round, 60th overall pick) out of Gonzaga University, has played in 31 NBA games this season, averaging 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.5 minutes. On assignment for the sixth time this season, Sacre has suited up for the D-Fenders in six games, averaging 11.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 32.8 minutes.

The recipient of the first-ever Development Champion award in 2012, which is given to the team that best embodies the D-League’s goals of developing NBA talent, the D-Fenders have developed 11 Lakers players on assignment since the inaugural 2006 season.

The D-Fenders, who earlier this season entered into a jersey sponsorship agreement with MGM Resorts International, will have Morris (#17) and Sacre (#50) in uniform tonight when they take on the Canton Charge (NBA Affiliate: Cleveland Cavaliers) at 7pm in El Segundo.

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