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Silver Screen and Roll Jul 23, 2015

Lakers' 2019 second-round draft pick traded from Pacers to Cavaliers for Rakeem Christmas

The pick the Lakers surrendered for Roy Hibbert is headed to Cleveland. The 2019 second-round draft pick the Los Angeles Lakers traded to the Indiana Pacers to acquire Roy Hibbert is on the move. The Cleveland Cavaliers are sending rookie Rakeem Christmas to the Pacers in exchange for the pick, Indiana announced. Christmas played with the Cavaliers' Las Vegas Summer League team, averaging eight points and 4.5 rebounds in 21 minutes per game. The Pacers' big man depth is currently being restructured with Hibbert, David West  and Luis Scola all moving to new teams. Myles Turner, who...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 23, 2015

Roy Hibbert talks about defensive verticality, dropping weight to improve mobility

Roy Hibbert talks a bit about defensive efficiency with Mike Trudell. The Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced their newly-acquired center Roy Hibbert, and Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell had a chance to go one-on-one with the team's defensive anchor. Hibbert talked a bit about verticality -- with the Lakers' media team doing a good job of mixing in film of Roy protecting the rim -- and a new nutrition plan and focus on proving himself as an elite paint protector: Roy on protecting the rim, verticality & shedding 16 pounds this offseason. https://t.co/V4TyjSG4M1 — Los Angeles...
Orange County Register Jul 23, 2015
New Lakers center Hibbert expects to return to All-Star form

New Lakers center Hibbert expects to return to All-Star form

EL SEGUNDO – To Larry Bird and others in charge in Indiana, Roy Hibbert was a lost cause. A lumbering center with little offensive game and a disinterested temperament, they were happy pawning him off for nothing more than a future second-round...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 22, 2015

Roy Hibbert focused on being the center of the Lakers' defensive turnaround

Roy Hibbert was introduced as a Laker and is focused on being the best defensive center he can be. The Los Angeles Lakers officially introduced Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass as new additions to the roster, and the biggest takeaway was how focused their new defensive anchor is. Hibbert is ready to put the past behind him after a overdue depature from the Indiana Pacers, and knows what the kind of role that will bring him back to prominence with a new opportunity in front of him. "My job is to make sure I clog up the paint, help side defense, and whatever else I get on the...
Indy Cornrows Jul 9, 2015

Don't forget how much Roy Hibbert meant to the Indiana Pacers

Though Roy Hibbert will soon be donning the Purple & Gold, let's look back at what he meant to the Blue & Gold. Indiana has acquired a second-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for two-time NBA All-Star Roy Hibbert, the Pacers announced Thursday. Shortly thereafter, Pacers President of Basketball Operation Larry Bird issued an official statement regarding the trade, which, though amicable, is also noticeably brief: "I'd like to thank Roy for all his contributions during his time in Indiana," said Bird. "He was a two-time NBA All-Star, and we appreciate everything he did...

Lakers Trade News: Lakers officially acquire Roy Hibbert for a second round pick

It's time for Roy to change his twitter handle to @Hoya2aLaker. The Los Angeles Lakers have finalized their trade to acquire center Roy Hibbert from the Indiana Pacers, according to the Pacers' twitter feed. In exchange for Hibbert, Indiana will receive a future second round pick as compensation. Hibbert, a 2012 and 2014 All-Star, will presumably start at center for the Lakers, thus filling the team's largest remaining need of the offseason. After some worry that the DeAndre Jordan hostage situation free agency recruitment could lead to some complications in the Hibbert trade, the deal...

Lakers complete trade for former All-Star Roy Hibbert

The Lakers long offseason quest for a big man came to an end Thursday, when the Lakers finalized a trade that nets them former All-Star center Roy Hibbert from the Indiana Pacers. The deal was agreed upon last weekend, but teams were not able to...

Lakers Trade: Roy Hibbert trade finalizing today, according to report

The Lakers' deal with the Pacers is intact despite the Mavericks losing out on DeAndre Jordan. The Los Angeles Lakers' trade with the Indiana Pacers for Roy Hibbert will be finalized today, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports. The Lakers are expected to send a future second-round pick and cash considerations in return for the former All-Star. DeAndre Jordan's decision to spurn the Dallas Mavericks raised uncertainty around the status of the "done but not completely done" trade with the Pacers. Dallas had also engaged in discussions to acquire Hibbert, but moved on once they...
Indy Cornrows Jul 8, 2015

Pacers Fall to Pistons in Summer League Action, 90-65

Game? What game? Did you see Myles Turner and Joe Young? Pacers summer league continues. The Indiana Pacers started their third game of the NBA Summer League with eyes continuing on Myles Turner and Joe Young. While the team did not perform as well as hoped , the two draft picks left us with a good taste in our mouths. First we'll start with the big man.  Turner, the Pacers first round pick in 2015, comes in with high expectations looking to fill the shoes of departing center Roy Hibbert. The biggest downfall of Hibbert's game was his lack of physicality and rebounding despite being 7'2....
CelticsBlog Jul 5, 2015

Rumor: Brandon Bass to sign with the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers were unsuccessful in their efforts to court top-of-the-line players such as LaMarcus Aldridge, Greg Monroe and DeAndre Jordan this summer. But after acquiring Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert on Saturday afternoon, Boston's long-time rivals added depth to their front line in the form of Celtics free agent forward Brandon Bass. According to Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears, Bass is expected to agree to a deal with Los Angeles sometime within the next few days. But, as TNT sideline reporter and NBA.com scribe David Aldridge reports, the terms of Bass' new contract will...

Lakers Trade Rumors: Jeremy Lin sign-and-trade being discussed by Mavericks, Lakers, according to report

The Mavericks want to sign Lin but need a little help from a friend. The Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks are discussing sign-and-trade options that would send Jeremy Lin to the Mavericks, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Mavericks have been interested in landing Lin, but their current cap situation makes signing him at market value an obstacle. The Lakers have been active in trade negotiations, landing Roy Hibbert from the Indiana Pacers and reportedly shopping players to create cap space before free agency officially began. The Mavericks have few assets to offer the...

Lakers Free Agency Analysis: Signing Lou Williams brings the Lakers talent, flexibility in their young backcourt

How might Lou Williams fit in with a Lakers roster that is finally beginning to take shape? After quietly waiting in the weeds and hoping to pounce on an A-list name in free agency only to come away empty, the Los Angeles Lakers are finally making moves to fill out the rest of their roster. Saturday the front office sent a second round pick to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for an elite rim protector in Roy Hibbert, and followed that up by coming to terms with their first free agent of the summer, signing Toronto Raptors guard and 2015 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award winner Lou...
Liberty Ballers Jul 5, 2015

NBA Free Agency: Lakers Add Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams

After striking out on all of their top free agents, the Lakers appear to have reached agreements with Indiana for a trade to absorb Roy Hibbert's contract and with free agent Lou Williams. Lou Williams and Roy Hibbert are headed to Los Angeles to play for the 2015-16 Lakers, according to NBA news gods Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Stein. The Lakers actively pursued many big name free agents this offseason, holding high profile meetings with LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan, as well as courting second tier big men, Robin Lopez and Greg Monroe. Aldridge has announced his intent to sign with...

Lakers trade for Roy Hibbert 'done,' details of trade unclear

The Lakers wound up with an All-Star center after all! The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired big man Roy Hibbert in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, reports Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report. This is a big acquisition for the Lakers, who watched nearly every free agent sign elsewhere through the summer. That patience, however, kept LA's salary space intact, and opened up this opportunity. Details of what the Lakers and Pacers will exchange beyond Hibbert remain unclear. The Lakers might be sending cash and future draft considerations, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports. Another...

Reports: Lakers close to trading for Indiana center Roy Hibbert

After missing on all of their top targets in free agency, the Lakers are nearing a deal that would net them Indiana center Roy Hibbert, according to reports. The Lakers have the cap space to absorb Hibbert's $15.5 million salary without giving back...

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