The Toronto Raptors have signed free-agent forward-centre Tyler Hansbrough to a two-year, $6-million deal. “Tyler brings physicality and a winning attitude to our club,” Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri said in a statement. “We are extremely excited to bring him to Toronto.” Hansbrough, 6-foot-9, 250 pounds, has appeared in 246 career regular season games posting averages of 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 19.7 minutes. He recorded his career highs in the 2010-11 campaign with averages of 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 21.9 minutes in 70 games. A first-round pick (13th overall) by Indiana in the 2009 Draft, Hansbrough posted career bests of 30 points versus New York on March 15, 2011 and 14 rebounds versus Orlando on March 19, 2013. Hansbrough enjoyed a stellar collegiate career at the University of North Carolina from 2005-09. He ended his four-year stay as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,872), rebounds (1,219), made field goals (939) and made free throws (982). He was also the all-time leading scorer in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history.
Hansbrough signs two-year deal with Raptors
Sportsnet | Jul 15