Hornets Sign Tyler Hansbrough

WEDNESDAY, 3:16pm: The signing is official, the Hornets announced.

TUESDAY, 9:30pm: The Hornets and unrestricted free agent Tyler Hansbrough have come to terms on a deal, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports (Twitter link). The length and terms of the agreement are unknown at this time.

Hansbrough appeared in 74 games for the Raptors last season, averaging 3.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 0.3 assists in 14.3 minutes per contest, and his shooting line was .521/.143/.698. In six NBA seasons since becoming the No. 13 overall pick back in 2009, the forward ‘s numbers are 7.2 PPG, 4.5RPG, and 0.5 APG. His career slash line is .439/.053/.746.

The 29-year-old returns to North Carolina, where he had starred for the the Tar Heels while in college. The Mavericks had also reportedly expressed interest in Hansbrough, whose rights were renounced by Toronto back on July 9th, according to the RealGM transactions log.

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6 thoughts on “Hornets Sign Tyler Hansbrough

  1. I don’t get it… is he going to be a bench warmer beside Williams? Should Williams be traded while people still want him to make room and clear the front court jam? Might be able to get a good 2nd string SF for him. But I only get this if Williams is traded, without that… waste of money and space…

    • Dana Gauruder

      Williams would seem to be limited to backing up at SF this season if he’s not traded. The Hornets have a lot of options now (Zeller, Kaminsky, Hawes, Hansbrough) at PF and to back up Jefferson at C.

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