The Toronto Raptors have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Tyler Hansbrough, Yahoo’s Marc Spears announced on Monday night, via Twitter. The former Indiana Pacer was a key reserve last season for the team which took the mighty Miami Heat to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, averaging 7.0 points and 4.6 rebounds throughout the season.
Before entering the NBA as a first-round pick, Hansbrough was a top college player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning All-American honors three times.
Entering his fifth year in the NBA, Hansbrough brings a lot of energy and hustle off the bench. He is a tough player who plays good defense and is capable of filling the void of former Raptor, forward/center Andrea Bargnani who was just recently dealt to the New York Knicks.
Thus far in his career, Hansbrough has averaged 8.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. He can certainly be another piece to surround star Rudy Gay and help Toronto get back to relevance.