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Lakers acquire Hibbert from Pacers for second-round pick

POSTED: Jul 9, 2015 8:35 PM ET


— The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired two-time All-Star center Roy Hibbert from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for a future second-round draft pick.

The Lakers and the Pacers formally completed the trade Thursday.

The Pacers dumped their 7-foot-2 big man and his $15.5 million salary for the upcoming season after Hibbert spent the past seven years with Indiana, averaging 11.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots.

The Lakers welcomed Hibbert into their ample salary cap space after striking out on the biggest names in free agency, including LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe.

Hibbert is among the NBA's top defensive centers, but his offensive game is perceived to be in decline despite numbers that are roughly comparable to his best seasons.