Indiana Pacers sign former Lakers center Jordan Hill

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We are deep into NBA Free Agency now and all of the big name free agents have signed their new contracts.


Kevin Love, Marc Gasol, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis are all set for life after signing deals worth over $100M to stay at their current teams for the long term, while Goran Dragic, DeAndre Jordan, Draymond Green, Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Butler all got very close to breaking three figures themselves.

This isn't one of those deals. But it is still important for the Indiana Pacers, who have bagged themselves a new center.


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A day after losing starting center Roy Hibbert in a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers in return for a second round draft pick, the Pacers have managed to bag Hibbert's replacement, and it's a former Lakers player.

According to a report from Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Pacers are on the verge of signing former Lakers big man Jordan Hill to plug the gap in their backcourt.

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Big Changes

Indiana's starting five, and their big men in particular, have gone under a dramatic reconstruction in the past few days.

Not only did the Pacers deal Hibbert to the Lakers, David West declined a $12.6 million player option to sign a veteran's minimum deal with the San Antonio Spurs,while Luis Scola headed off to the Toronto Raptors on a one-year, $3 million deal.

Hill averaged career highs of 12 points and 7.9 rebounds last season for the Lakers, but he shot a career-low 45.9 percent from the field in his 70 appearances, 59 of which were starts. 

The Pacers missed the Post-Season by just one game last year as injuries to Paul George and George Hill really took their toll. Indiana fans will be hoping they can get back to playoff basketball next year.

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