Indiana Pacers Acquire Two Veterans

The Jae Crowder deal to Milwaukee has now turned into a three-team affair, as the Bucks are getting the Indiana Pacers to take estranged center Serge Ibaka.

Ibaka left the Bucks for "personal reasons" last month after he'd been dropped from the team's rotation. The Bucks and Ibaka had been looking for a new home for the former NBA champion. However, his new home is still not really known, as late word on Thursday is that Ibaka will be waived by Indiana.

In a separate deal, the Pacers are also acquiring from the Bucks an old familiar face in veteran point guard George Hill. The 36-year-old will add a nice veteran presence to the very young Pacers' backcourt of Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin. He spent five years of the prime of his career in Indiana, from 2011 through 2016.

With those two additions, the Pacers briefly added 30 years of NBA experience to the locker room, although Ibaka's stay was mere hours. 

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