• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Hornets sign forward Tyler Hansbrough

    The Hornets signed forward Tyler Hansbrough to a contract Wednesday, the team announced. "Tyler Hansbrough is a solid NBA player who can contribute to our team," Hornets general manager Rich Cho said. "He brings energy and physicality every time he steps on the floor. We are glad to have him." Terms of the deal were not released. Hansbrough averaged 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 74 games last season for the Raptors.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Hornets reach deal with forward Tyler Hansbrough

    The Hornets agreed to a contract with forward Tyler Hansbrough on Tuesday, reports The Charlotte Observer. Hansbrough averaged 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 74 games last season for the Raptors.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Raptors F Amir Johnson (ankle) says he would play if it were playoffs

    Raptors forward Amir Johnson said his sprained right ankle is improving and would play Tuesday if it were a playoff game, per TSN Sports. Johnson, who remains questionable for Tuesday's game in Boston, said he doesn't want to rush the recovery. He's been out since April 4 with the injury. Tyler Hansbrough has been seeing increased starts and minutes with Johnson's absence.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Raptors F Amir Johnson (ankle) out Saturday against Heat

    Raptors forward Amir Johnson will miss his fourth-straight game Saturday against the Heat with a sprained right ankle, reports the Miami Herald.Johnson is averaging 9.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this season. Tyler Hansbrough is expected to continue to start for Johnson.The Raptors are 3.5-point underdogs against the Heat.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Raptors F Tyler Hansbrough posts double-double in win over Hornets

    Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough scored 12 points and brought down 12 rebounds in Wednesday night's 92-74 win over the Hornets. This is Hansbrough's second double-double in four games. Hansbrough played a team-high 37 minutes and also posted two blocked shots. He made all four of his free-throw attempts during the game.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Warriors' Festus Ezeli suspended one game for Hansbrough fight

    The NBA announced that Warriors center Festus Ezeli has been suspended one game without pay for Friday's altercation with the Raptors' Tyler Hansbrough, who was not punished. Ezeli received the punishment for instigating the incident, when he grabbed Hansbrough by the throat.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Raptors list Patrick Patterson as questionable for Monday's game

    The Raptors are listing forward Patrick Patterson as questionable for Monday's game at New Orleans, reports Tsn.ca. Patterson is dealing with a sprained left knee. In 55 games, Patterson is averaging 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Forward Tyler Hansbrough could see an increase in minutes in place of Patterson. The Raptors are 7 1/2-point favorites.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Raptors bench Jonas Valanciunas for defensive effort

    Raptors coach Dwayne Casey pulled C Jonas Valanciunas from Monday's loss to the Bucks with five minutes to go in the third quarter. Despite the fact that Valanciunas posted a first-half double double in the game, Casey left him on the bench for the final 17 minutes of the game. Despite being the team's only reliable scorer on Monday, Casey wasn't willing to put up with Valanciunas' lack of mobility on defense, opting for Tyler Hansbrough instead. "I think, oh definitely, he can be in the game [in fourth quarters]," Casey told Eric Koreen of the National Post. "Somebody asked if it's something he can develop — he's getting there. He's better this year than he was before in his first couple years in the league, of guarding perimeter guys, staying in front, staying down in the stance. He's getting better. Is he there yet? No." Until he gets there, he may find himself on the bench during crunch time. Later in the day, Bob Mackowycz of TSN Radio asked Raptors executive vice president Jeff Weltman about Valanciunas' late-game playing time. "JV is doing so well," Weltman said. "That kid is so far ahead of anyone's expectations right now. ... Largely, when he doesn't play at the end of games, it's a function of a matchup." Weltman said that eventually Valanciunas would develop into a dominant player who could stay in the game and make teams pay for going small against the Raptors, instead of being forced to the bench.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Raptors PF Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) set to return Sunday

    Raptors power forward Tyler Hansbrough will return to action Sunday after missing five games with a right shoulder AC sprain, the team announced. Hansbrough hasn't played since Nov. 19 due to the shoulder issue. He has averaged 3.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in 11 games.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough to sit out Friday

    The Raptors will be without forward Tyler Hansbrough for the fifth straight game Friday against Dallas, TSN.ca reports. Hansbrough has been dealing with a shoulder injury. His next chance to play will be Sunday at the Los Angeles Lakers.