Hansbrough agreed to a contract Friday with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.com reports.
Hansbrough will head to the CBA for a second straight season after spending the 2017-18 campaign with the Guangzhou Long-Lions. As an undersized 32-year-old forward who hasn't exhibited much floor-stretching ability during his professional career, Hansbrough seems unlikely to resurface in the NBA again. He last appeared in the league in 2015-16 with the Hornets, suiting up in 44 games and averaging 2.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per contest.
Hansbrough has signed a deal to play for China's Guangzhou Lions, freelance reporter David Pick reports.
Hansbrough spent last season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G-League, seemingly in an attempt to make an NBA comeback. However, despite posting 17.6 points and 12.2 rebounds across 33.4 minutes per game, it appears that either NBA teams opted to pass on him or sent him low-ball offers. It seems doubtful at this point that 31-year-old "Psycho T" will end up back in the association considering he's struggled to develop a jumpshot to make himself a priority for teams in the modern, three-point happy NBA.
Hansbrough has been ruled out for Sunday's Game 7 against the Heat due to back spasms.
Hansbrough has appeared in just two games so far during the playoffs, notching a total of five combined minutes over those contests. Since he's not a regular member of the Hornets' rotation, Hansbrough's absence shouldn't affect the way coach Steve Clifford distributes the minutes among his big men.
Hansbrough (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 115-103 loss to the Heat in Game 2 of the first-round playoff series.
Though Hansbrough was called upon to play four minutes in the Game 1 loss, his run came in garbage time when the Heat held a comfortable lead. With the Game 2 margin of defeat being a little closer, coach Steve Clifford had no need to turn to Hansbrough, who remains behind Cody Zeller, Marvin Williams, Al Jefferson, Frank Kaminsky, and Spencer Hawes on the frontcourt depth chart.
Hansbrough (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Monday's 91-88 win over the Spurs.
Hansbrough may have gotten some run had the Hornets not mounted a 23-point comeback, but his status as a deep bench player once again kept him glued to the bench. He's appeared in just five of the Hornets' 12 March games, averaging 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds over 4.6 minutes.
Hansbrough has appeared in just one of the Hornets' last five games, playing a total of two minutes.
Unsurprisingly, Hansbrough was dropped from coach Steve Clifford's rotation when Cody Zeller (shoulder) returned to action Feb. 3, as the 30-year-old now ranks behind Zeller, Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky, and Spencer Hawes in the rotation of big men. The Hornets' frontcourt will only get more crowded once Al Jefferson (knee) is back in the fold in the second half, which will likely limit Hansbrough's appearances to mop-up duty in blowout contests.
Hansbrough registered 12 points (2-5 FG, 8-10 FT), 14 rebounds, two steals and a block over 23 minutes in Friday's 109-91 loss to the Trail Blazers.
The 29-year-old played over 20 minutes for the third consecutive game, but put together a line he'd otherwise not come close to matching this season. Hansbrough set season highs across the stat sheet, with his scoring total largely boosted by his 10 visits to the charity stripe. The seven-year veteran's boost in playing time has been directly tied in to the depleted condition of the Hornets' frontcourt, but he could well be reduced to an array of single-digit allotments or DNPs once the likes of Cody Zeller (shoulder) and Al Jefferson (knee) return to full health.
Hansbrough (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Monday's 124-119 double-overtime win against the Jazz.
Hansbrough doesn't usually play unless a given game isn't closely contested or if one or more of the Hornets' big men happens to be dealing with foul trouble. He's appeared in three of the team's last eight games, logging a total of 11 minutes.
Hansbrough has appeared in each of the Hornets' last four games, averaging 3.8 points and 1.8 rebounds over 6.8 minutes.
After going unused off the bench for much of the season, Hansbrough's entry into the Hornets' rotation has corresponded with Al Jefferson hitting the shelf with a strained left calf. Despite the upgrade, Hansbrough still ranks fifth on the depth chart among the team's frontcourt players, so an uptick in playing time from this modest level doesn't seem to be in the offing.
Hansbrough was unable to see the court in Charlotte's 127-122 overtime win Monday against the Kings.
Hansbrough came into the 2015-16 season expected to be the backup center behind Tyler Zeller, but through the Hornets' first 14 games Hansbrough hasn't been given much playing at all. Mainly because rookie Frank Kaminsky has received most of the minutes Hansbrough was expected to get.
Hansbrough played seven minutes in Tuesday's 130-105 win over the Bulls, providing six points (1-4 FG, 4-4 FT) and three rebounds.
After Charlotte raced out to a 37-20 lead after one quarter and never really looked back, coach Steve Clifford was able to dig deep into his bench in the second half of the blowout. That allowed Hansbrough to make his season debut, after he never took off his warmups in the Hornets' previous three games. He'll remain behind Al Jefferson, Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller, Spencer Hawes, and Frank Kaminsky in the pecking order for playing time in the frontcourt until further notice.
Hansbrough only saw 16 minutes of action in Saturday's preseason game against the Knicks.
Hansbrough's minutes have been cut in half from receiving 32 minutes in his first preseason appearance on Oct. 4 to only 16 minutes in his third game Saturday. The negative trend in minutes does not bode well for the 29-year-old as he sits near the bottom in the pecking order at center. Hansbrough signed a one-year deal this offseason and won't likely be able to jump past the likes of starting center Al Jefferson and the ninth overall pick of the 2015 draft, Frank Kaminsky.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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