Hansbrough talk needs to stop
March, 20, 2013
By Nick Borges | ESPN Insider
Apparently some fans of the Pacers feel Tyler Hansbrough should start ahead of David West at the power forward position and Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star says that kind of talk needs to stop.
Wells writes: "West gets injured, heads to the sidelines, Tyler Hansbrough steps in, has two good games and all of sudden some people are saying West should come off the bench when he returns. Are you serious? Is that an early April Fools Day joke? ... Put a stop to it. There’s no way in hell it’s going to happen. There’s no way in hell it should happen. How quickly some people forget, it wasn’t that long ago that Hansbrough was struggling so bad that an argument could be made that Jeff Pendergraph should back up West at power forward."
Wells is right, Hansbrough is at best a backup power forward in the NBA and when healthy West (lower back injury) will assume his position in the starting lineup.
West becomes a free agent in July and one of the top priorities for the Pacers will be to re-sign him.