The Indiana Pacers have reportedly agreed to a deal with former Rockets guard and free agent Ty Lawson, The Vertical reports.
The Houston Rockets and Lawson reached an agreement to buy out the remainder of his contract on Tuesday. Lawson cleared waivers on Thursday. The team waived forward Chase Budinger on Saturday to make room on the roster. Lawson will be playoff-eligible.
Lawson, 28, played in 53 games for the Rockets and averaged 5.8 points, 3.4 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game before being bought out. Expectations were high for him upon arrival in Houston, but the results—the Rockets are 30–31 entering Saturday—didn’t stack up. He is expected to serve as a backup for George Hill with the Pacers.
Lawson has averaged 13.3 points and 6.2 assists in his seven-year NBA career with the Nuggets and Rockets.
The Pacers are 32–39 and in seventh place in the Eastern Conference entering Saturday.