Report: Tyler Hansbrough agrees to deal with Hornets

Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

The Charlotte Hornets and free-agent power forward Tyler Hansbrough have agreed to terms on a contract, reports the Charlotte Observer.

Hansbrough spent the last two seasons with the Toronto Raptors after beginning his NBA career with the Indiana Pacers. In 74 games last season, he averaged 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting a career-high 52.1% from the floor.

The 29-year-old's best season to date came in 2010–11, when he scored 11.0 points per game and added 5.2 rebounds.

By joining the Hornets, Hansbrough will be returning to North Carolina, where he played his college career at UNC. As a Tar Heel, Hansbrough was a three-time consensus first-team All-American and broke the all-time UNC scoring record.

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Charlotte recently signed point guard Jeremy Lin and undrafted guard Aaron Harrison. The Hornets selected center Frank Kaminsky in the first round of June's draft.

The Hornets went 33–49 in 2014–15, finishing in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.

- Molly Geary

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