Tyler Hansbrough Could Be Successful For the Toronto Raptors

By Trevor Lowry
Toronto Raptors
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Who knows if Tyler Hansbrough will be a full-time starter for the Toronto Raptors, but he could have some success for the team regardless.

Hansbrough averaged seven points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game last season in just 16.9 minutes per game. He has already been in the league for a few years now and hasn’t necessarily met expectations. Still, he was great for the Indiana Pacers at times, he just needs to be given more playing time and a better role.

It has never helped that he is only 6’9”, but making it in the NBA is all about adjustments.

Hansbrough had his best season in his sophomore year, when he averaged more than 20 minutes per game and actually started quite a bit.

He was a great player in college. The NBA is not college, but the potential is still there for him to succeed.

This is a player that could easily average more than 10 points per game, which is exactly what he did in his second season in the league.

Toronto has some work to do before it can become a playoff team, but it really is not too far away from that happening. The team did barely miss out on this year’s playoffs. Picking up Hansbrough was a big and underrated move and it could really payoff in the 2013-14 season.

If Hansbrough can shine for the team right away, he could very well earn a starting spot–that is if he does not start when the season tips off.

Whether the case, he could succeed for his new team in Toronto.

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