Great article on Hansbrough aka Psycho T. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/316045-pivot-points-indianas-tyler-ha......
He will never be a fantastic pro, but i believe he can be a very solid complemantary player on a team.. 15 pts 10 boards is probably his ceiling but I feel like the league could use more players like him as well, with the attitude he plays with.
I had respect for Hansbrough at North Carolina, but I had my doubts about just how much he'd be able to impact the NBA. I criticized the hell out of Bird when he made the pick lol. I'd always felt that he didn't have a lot of upside nor would he be able to impact the NBA like he did in college. I have season tickets and have paid very close attention to him this season.
I still don't think he has a high ceiling, BUT... He'll definitely be a good pro. He doesn't have special God given athleticism and has his limitations physically, but he's more athletic than people give him credit for. He's also pretty damn strong. He only knows one way to play and that's with intensity. I can appreciate that. He competes hard at both ends and plays with high intensity at all times. He doesn't back down and he's always in attack mode. He's a hard worker and always in the gym. We need that on the Pacers. I think he's a GREAT complimentary piece to build with alongside Granger.
Are u seriuos 15 pts 10 rebounds from Tyler! U cant be talking about a season average!
His biggest problem isn't his lack of athleticism, he is athletic enou. it is the fact that he doesn't have a lot of length or post moves and?or great strength to compensate for that. That is why he shoots a low fg%
15 and 10 is a good estimated ceiling. He is good on the perimeter. He is developing a good face-up game.
Yea... He definitely has physical limitations. His arms are huge, but short. He's strong though. He has a few lost post moves on the block. That's something he works on. Before every game, he's usually the first one out there working on his post moves and the mid-range jumper.
Tezo83, good to see you change your opinion of Hansbrough. It's nice to see that other people realize he will be a solid professional for many years to come. He's also the kind of teammate other players and the coaches love to have on their side.
ok lets kill some myths. tyler has more length then ou give him credit for. he actually has a longer reach then blake ,troy murphey carl landry,chuck hayes,udonis haslem and only half a inch shorter then josh smith, david lee. he has faster agility then amare,troy,joe alexander.james johnson, kaman,chris wilcox. faster sprint time to al jefferson,blake, shane battier,boozer. and a high vert to durant, haslem, bosh gooden hayes. so i think hes a tad more athletic then people give him credit for. and watching him (the eye test) ive seen him check some sf pretty well and not let them blow pass him , dunk off the vert and out run sf/pf/c down the court. then you add the effort that he displays and i dont think 15-10 is out of the question one day for him
he doesn't have enought post skills to get 15 ppg
hes only a rookie. and he has enough right now to get 9ppg off the bench. i dont think it will be too hard to add 6 more points to that by the time hes in his prime. is haslem can do it i dont see why he cant
Hey" the I in win", you're talking about the NCAA player of the year, a guy who averaged 20 ppg in one of the premier basketball programs in the country. Don't forget that Hansbrough was double teamed almost every night in college so he must have more sophisticated post skills than you believe.
I do agree that Hansbrough has some limitations which will give him problems in the NBA. In light of those shortcomings he won't be an All Star. However, I think Hansbrough will surprise a lot of people, he will be productive on the offensive end of the court, and he'll do a fair job on the boards. I don't think 15 ppg is out of the question, but it probably is his ceiling. Then again, he surprised everyone at North Carolina four years in a row, so who knows.
I also believe Hansbrough brings a lot of intangibles to the game that aren't measured by stats. Just about everyone on his team is glad that he's on their side.
ok yes he has higher vert then some of those ppl higher reach and so on but those dont really tranlate well to the basketball court. He has a longer reach then blake but who you more scared of on the break him or Blake. So what if he has a higher vert then durant, who doesnt?
the point is hes not as bad of a athlete as people say. people say hes a below average athlete but then turn around and say someone else is a above average athlete even when tyler is a better athlete then that person is
he has at least potential as david lee
I have a hard time comparing Lee to Hansbrough besides the fact that they are both white PF's and hustle players. Lee is much more refined than Tyler and he can be a legit 2nd-3rd option on a contender. He is the #1 option on a playoff contending team now. I doubt Hansbrough can even be a starter on a playoff team.
yea but when less first came into the leauge no one thought hed be a 2nd or third option. he wasnt refined then he was a hustle player