NBA free agency: Roy Hibbert indicates he has officially become a Laker

The signing technically is not official.

But Roy Hibbert basically indicated as such, the former Indiana Pacers center posting a Lakers banner on his Twitter account. The Lakers are believed to be sending a future second round draft pick to Indiana, which became eager to clear Hibbert’s $15.5 million salary for next season amid a diminished role on a faster-paced offense. But it remains unclear if the trade will involve additional moves, including the Lakers sending any combination of Nick Young, Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly.

The 28-year-old Hibbert has made two NBA All-Star appearances and has cemented himself as one of the league’s best shot blockers. But both his rebounding and scoring is considered subpar. He has averaged 11.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting, 6.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks through seven NBA seasons with the Pacers.


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