May 22, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers power forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) is pressured by Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (31) during the first half in game one of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency 2013: Indiana Pacers Rescind Tyler Hansbrough’s Qualifying Offer


Just days after announcing that they had extended a qualifying offer to Tyler Hansbrough, the Indiana Pacers have rescinded that offer making him an unrestricted free agent.

Per ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Pacers have agreed to rescind Tyler Hansbrough’s qualifying offer, I’m told, which immediately makes him unrestricted free agent

Hansbrough created some waves recently when he suggested that he wanted to be a starter and with the Pacers re-signing free agent David West this morning, it appears Hansbrough may be playing elsewhere next year. The Pacers are still free to sign Hansbrough if they’re so inclined as they do hold his Bird Rights, but given Hansbrough’s desire to be a starter it’s questionable if he’d want to return. It’s also a possibility that Hansbrough may attempt to get the Pacers to do a sign and trade so he’ll be able to keep his Bird Rights, allowing him to make more money than if he’d go sign with a new team.

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  • Mike Bridges

    Seems Blake Griffin is having the last laugh. This is going back to the last time OU met UNC on the court in the NCAA tourney! I think Griffin would have traded his Player of the Year for that NC. It seems that there are more big time College players that don’t become big time NBA players than do. Bit of a head scratcher. Is that down more to some getting better pro coaching than others? Or….were the players just over hyped in HS then College? Or…could it come down to having to face players they would probably never face in College….the internationals? Just wondering why so many College players fall flat on their faces?