Tyler Hansbrough Loves Toronto
Old 02-21-2014, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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“Actually, I love Toronto,” Hansbrough enthusiastically responded. “I was telling one of my friends, it’s probably one of the best cities I have ever lived in. As far as the fans go, I like to see then all come out to the games, it’s an atmosphere in here every night, everybody really gets into it.”

The big man has been quietly selling the benefits of living in Toronto to his family and friends and even though basketball activities take up most of his time, he brings them up to his new city so they can see for themselves.
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“I am bringing my friends and family up, they are so excited,” Hansbrough said. “They want to come up and explore Toronto because I have been telling them all about it and my Dad loved it.

“I enjoy the city; there is a lot of things to do. I enjoy going out and eating in nice restaurants. I have been doing that, but besides that, I don’t get out and do anything else much.

“The CN Tower, it was pretty cool. My Dad came up and we drove over to Niagara Falls for a little bit and he was telling me how cool that was.”

Known as a player who likes to mix things up and enjoys physicality, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Hansbrough is a hockey fan and has been for some time. Don’t expect the burly Hansbrough to lace on skates and play, but he does like to watch.
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“Obviously I don’t know much about hockey, but I enjoy watching it, Hansbrough said. “Multiple people have come up and told me that I have a hockey mentality which I enjoy, that’s the way I play and I embrace it.”

He started watching hockey in college, so Hansbrough was a Hurricanes fan first, but he has embraced the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.

“Honestly, I was a Hurricanes fan from being down in North Carolina my freshman year in college and watching them,” Hansbrough said. “I love going to hockey games. Honestly, I love the physicality. I love people getting checked. I love how intense the players are. I came to a Leafs game and I love them.”

When Hansbrough signed with the Raptors, he was hoping for a larger role than he had with the Pacers, however, he is playing almost exactly the same amount of minutes as he did last year. It doesn’t matter though, Hansbrough loves Toronto. He likes what the organization is doing and he really does like the city and their fans. There is a lot of sincerity in the tone of Hansbrough’s desire to stay for the long term.

“When I first got here, I wanted this to be a good situation for me,” Hansbrough said. “I wanted to play well here and be here many years and that’s the way I see it. I didn’t sign with Toronto for the short term, I want it to be long term and be a part of this organization because I really like the city, the fans and everything about it.”

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got even more respect for TH now! He gives it his all every game and it's quite evident when he's on the court.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's too bad. Hope he doesn't buy a home!
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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He plays with heart, sometimes I wish it would rub off on some of the other BIGS
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Never bad when a player expresses love for the city. However given his contract I can see him being an attractive trade piece.
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Never bad when a player expresses love for the city. However given his contract I can see him being an attractive trade piece.
mehh, i can see him last here longer then Amir tbh. TH is cheap and doesn't need a ton of minutes. Great depth PF

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Old 02-22-2014, 12:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd rather have him on my team than play against him. I thought it was a great signing and I have no reason to think otherwise now. Glad to hear he's happy and its nice that he's saying all the right things, but I really don't care as long as he plays his ass of every game.
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I can only hope we resign him for another 2-3 years, as I love what he brings to the table. Plays hard every single night.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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He adds that toughness mentality that we so sorely, sorely lack.
Trading away Handsbrough would be such a shit move. We're loaded with quality 4's.
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We just need to replace Chuck Hayes with a 7 footer, who can play defense. IMO

The rotation works for us right now except when JV or Amir get into foul trouble.
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We just need to replace Chuck Hayes with a 7 footer, who can play defense. IMO

The rotation works for us right now except when JV or Amir get into foul trouble.
Mehhh, Amir in foul trouble can be sustained with PP/TH behind him, but for sure we need a veteran 7 footer that can play D.
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Mehhh, Amir in foul trouble can be sustained with PP/TH behind him, but for sure we need a veteran 7 footer that can play D.
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Mehhh, Amir in foul trouble can be sustained with PP/TH behind him, but for sure we need a veteran 7 footer that can play D.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Mop head loved Toronto too
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Amir is one of the best defenders in the league. If we could trade for someone like Koufos (imo he is very underrated) our big man rotation would be rock solid
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