Roy Hibbert has finally escaped Indiana, as the Pacers have agreed to send the TWO-TIME ALL-STAR to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Yahoo Sources: Pacers finalizing terms on a trade to send center Roy Hibbert to the Lakers. Hibbert's been informed he's headed to Lakers.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
Hibbert was a hero of sorts in Indiana as little as two seasons ago, where his rabid fans filled a section called Area 55 and Roy led the Pacers into the playoffs. In Game 3 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the New York Knicks, Hibbert recorded 24 points and 12 rebounds in a Pacers win. In Game 6, Hibbert recorded 25 points and 12 rebounds, along with 5 blocks, including a significant block on Carmelo Anthony, which led the Pacers to the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. Hibbert averaged 15.8 points and 3.8 blocks in this series and a near-upset of the Miami Heat.
Eat it, Carmelo.
Best of luck to Big Roy out West.