Tyler Hansbrough and Raptors agree to deal
The Toronto Raptors have agreed to a two-year deal with forward Tyler Hansbrough to address their front-court need.
The former Indiana Pacer had received a qualifying offer from the Pacers, according to FOX 59. However, they later rescinded the offer so that Hansbrough could be a restricted free agent, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Pacers have agreed to rescind Tyler Hansbrough’s qualifying offer, I’m told, which immediately makes him unrestricted free agent
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2013
Hansbrough had not been getting many opportunities to excel after the Pacers signed David West. Yet he was still admired for his hard work and aggressive play.
The Raptors need help at forward after trading Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks, and Hansbrough will definitely give them quality minutes with his hustle play. Last season, the former North Carolina Tar Heels’ star averaged 7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
The Pacers signed forward Chris Copeland to replace Hansbrough on their roster.