Just days after announcing that they had extended a qualifying offer to Tyler Hansbrough, the Indiana Pacers have rescinded that offer making him an unrestricted free agent.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