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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.

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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 thought signing Jordan was secured. There's no indication the Pacers re-opened negotiations with Dallas, sticking to the deal that's been in place with Los Angeles.

In the end, it looks like only Dallas will walk away empty-handed from Jordan making a buzzer-beating decision to go back to Lob City. Hibbert is one of many veteran talents the Lakers acquired in free agency, though the team has not officially announced the signings of both Lou Williams and Brandon Bass.

Expect the Lakers to finalize things soon with the moratorium lifting and Hibbert trade moving forward without a hitch. If you want any more security, Roy's changed his Twitter header to a Lakers logo.


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