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!
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.