Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  25 responses

Tyler Hansbrough Makes His Case

Don’t judge a book by its cover (or something), Tyler warns: “Tyler Hansbrough has heard it all before. About how his game won’t translate to the next level of basketball, how he’s not athletic enough to deal with the elite players and how he’ll struggle to dominate the way he did before…’I think my game translates well,’ Hansbrough said after his eye-opening Sunday morning workout for the Hawks. ‘A lot of people really don’t understand I’m a really good shooter and that I’m more athletic than what a lot of people say. People think I’m a tin solder out there and I can’t move. But I am flexible, and I can get up and down the floor really well. And I’m not 6-6; I’m a solid 6-9. There are so many misconceptions out there, and it’s only because I’ve been in college for four years and people get a chance to pick you apart. Hey, you either hate me or you love me. I get that. And it’s just the way it is.’”

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  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    he will be ok not great but decent nba player

  • MattM

    The one thing you know about Hansbrough is you aren’t getting a Tim Thomas type of slacker and if you watched him play last year you know he can shoot it pretty decently.

  • niQ

    i think this dude is underrated. i want to see how he plays with the competition in the league.

  • sixersforlife_85

    ‘And it’s just the way it is.’ Things will be never be the same!

  • http://dsfkl.com Jukai


  • melo15rush

    man hes good…tyler hansbrough deserves a lotta credit…hez a solid 6’9 and has a pretty decent post game and shoots well…defense will improve…i guess hez underrated…he shud het picked in mid 15-20…

  • riggs

    hes gonna be another joakim noah

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    I still hope my beloved Nets pick Terrance Williams.

  • TADOne

    I didn’t know you could shoot it well from your hip.

  • http://nationofmillions.ca Ciolkstar

    Thats my biggest beef with his offenseive game as well TAD. He shoots shotput-style with that super low release in the post but that isht is gonna get blocked every time. I wouldn’t bet against him being an above average rebounder, mid range shooter and a passable defensive player. He makes his FTs and won’t make too many mistakes or slack off. He’s not gonna save any teams, but he could help solidify a team on the brink.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    “If you don’t pick me I’ll benchpress your house!”

  • $tev3


  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    It’s just you Stev3.

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Speaking of eye-opening, that dude has the biggest freakin eyes I’ve ever seen in my life. ET aint got isht on that dude.

  • TADOne

    I think he’ll go #1 in the second round.

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Speaking of eye-opening, that dude has the biggest freakin eyes I’ve ever seen in my life. ET aint got nothin on him.

  • TADOne

    And just to be fair, i’d love for Detroit to pick him up if he is still available when they pick in the second round. I do think he will be a very good reserve for any team in the L.

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Ok my comments are disappearing. Let me try this again. Speaking of eye opening, dude has the biggest eyes I’ve ever seen. ET aint got nothin on that dude.

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    He might not be the best prospect, but he is sure to be the bloodiest!

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Hahaha jk, they just took several minutes. I feel pretty stupid now.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    I hate you

  • Josh D

    1.He’s on the list for the green room invites so he’s going in the first round
    2 His nickname should be Marmite

  • MattM

    With regards to the shot from the hip he uses his body to block out the defender on him. It could definitely be stripped by a help defender but he does a good job of getting it off over people.

  • AZ

    I hope his “eye-opening Sunday morning workout for the Hawks” was not pun-intended.

  • nba kid

    with the hip shot, it’s basically a hybrid of marion/kevin martin and those two dont really get blocked much
    with the work ethic this guy has, he should go early 20′s