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Pacers trade Hibbert to Lakers; acquire draft pick

POSTED: Jul 9, 2015 7:31 PM ET


— The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have acquired a future Second Round draft pick from the L.A. Lakers in exchange for Roy Hibbert.

"I'd like to thank Roy for all his contributions during his time in Indiana," said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. "He was a two-time NBA All-Star, and we appreciate everything he did for our franchise both on and off the court."

Hibbert, a 7-2, 275-pound center out of Georgetown, was drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the 17th overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft and then traded to the Pacers in July 2008. He played seven seasons for the Pacers and has career averages of 11.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. He was named to the NBA All-Star team in 2012 and 2014 and was named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Defensive Second Team.