May 30, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers power forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) warms up before game five of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Does Tyler Hansbrough Want to Leave the Indiana Pacers?

Tar Heel’s in the Pro’s: While his stats may not show much to the average fan, Tyler Hansbrough (the former Tar Heel great) has played a curial role for the Indiana Pacers coming off the bench.

Hansbrough has averaged 8.9 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game since joining the NBA ranks. While David West was the priority for the Pacers, the team would love for Hansbrough to return next season with a new contract.

However, Psycho T may have other plans for his future than what Indiana would like to have!

ESPN 107.5 is reporting (h/t: FanSided) that Hansbrough could be looking at other offers from different teams. Meaning? Hansbrough could be moving elsewhere for the upcoming season.

The Pacers made a qualifying offer on Tyler Hansbrough to keep their options open – they can re-sign him, trade him or ultimately pull the non-binding offer to allow him to sign elsewhere – but it doesn’t appear his future is in Indiana. He wants to start, there is absolutely no chance of that here, and so it’s time to move on.

Based on his stats, one could argue that Hansbrough is not a starter or ready to play in that role of one. However, he has never been given that opportunity and a team that has a need for a tall shooter could use him immediately. That would give him that opportunity he has been looking for and ultimately send him to a new team.

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