Sources: Ty Lawson agrees to deal with Pacers

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Free-agent guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told The Vertical.

Lawson, 28, is expected to report to Indiana on Sunday.

Forward Chase Budinger will be waived on Saturday to make room for Lawson, league sources said.

Lawson is expected to fill a backup role to guard George Hill.

After a trade to the Houston Rockets last summer led to a failed experiment, the Rockets and Lawson agreed to a contract buyout Tuesday and the guard cleared waivers Thursday.

Lawson averaged 5.8 points and 3.4 assists in 22.2 minutes a game for Houston. In his seven-year career, including six years in Denver, Lawson has averaged 13.3 points and 6.2 assists.

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