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Speed
10-12-2010, 06:23 PM
First a couple of tweets from Mike Wells today.

http://twitter.com/MikeWellsNBA/status/27170718093

Tyler Hansbrough got full clearance today after visiting a doctor in Pittsburgh for a follow up appointment.

then

http://twitter.com/MikeWellsNBA/status/27170772295

The appointment had been schedule for awhile. The doctor wanted him to come back for a check up after he played a couple of preseason game.


Then this article, there more there on other matters and a blurb on Roy, but I found this interesting and some of it new news to me.

http://www.nba.com/2010/news/features/david_aldridge/10/11/morning-tip-role-players/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

Posted Oct 12 2010 9:15AM

By David Aldridge

Pacers happy Hansbrough ready to go

After missing nine months with a combination of maladies -- a concussion, followed by an infection that brought on a case of vertigo -- Tyler Hansbrough was finally back on the court Friday night for the Pacers, finishing with http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/2.0/global/nbaVideoCamThumb.gif nine points in 19 minutes against Orlando (http://www.nba.com/pacers/video/2010/10/09/postgame101008-1434695/index.html). Indiana's 2009 first-round pick appeared in just 29 games last season before going down, and the Pacers have been very cautious in clearing him for increased activities during camp.


"Our doctors have told us to be real careful with it, and make sure that every day is a good day," Pacers general manager David Morway said. "Make sure he feels comfortable with it."

Hansbrough was supposed to be a big part of the rebuild that team president Larry Bird has been doing for the past few years. He loved Hansbrough's ability and toughness, and didn't hesitate to take him 13th overall in the Draft over the plethora of point guards -- Jrue Holiday, Eric Maynor, Jeff Teague and Darren Collison -- that the Pacers, desperately looking to replace T.J. Ford, could have taken. (Indiana wound up getting Collison this summer, along with veteran forward James Posey, in a trade with New Orleans.) But Hansbrough suffered a shin injury in camp last year and never got untracked.


Morway said Hansbrough isn't suffering any lingering effects from the concussion, suffered in December of last season. Coach Jim O'Brien had thought last year that Hansbrough may have been suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome, after the vertigo showed no signs of abating. For weeks, Hansbrough continued having dizzy spells, problems with lights, bad headaches and nausea. But those symptoms have dissipated.

Concussions and their effects have become a big issue in all sports, and Hansbrough suffered a couple of concussions while he was an All-American at North Carolina. But the Pacers' doctors were more concerned with the infection that they believe led to the vertigo. Hansbrough has been OK the last few weeks, though, and Indiana would love to have him back on the court to take over at power forward, which is currently being manned by Josh McRoberts after the Pacers dealt Troy Murphy to the Nets in the offseason.

Last season, opposing teams shot seven more free throws per game than the Pacers, and they've been getting bludgeoned on the glass during the preseason, with Dwight Howard doing damage last week. Indiana hopes a healthy 6-foot-9 Hansbrough will help make up some of that difference.

"The doctors think he's over it," Morway said, "Everything's gone away ... he's gotten a couple of hits to the head (during practice) and been OK. We're just being extra, extra careful. We want to make sure he's ready for the start of the regular season"

xBulletproof
10-12-2010, 06:30 PM
All right, it's time to stop getting my hopes higher and higher. Cut it out.

sportfireman
10-12-2010, 08:14 PM
We might just have our PF of the future. I like Tyler's game, hard nosed, banger.

Ozwalt72
10-12-2010, 08:21 PM
More info than we've ever been given, really. Seems to be that the concussion didn't cause the symptoms, it was simply bad timing with the infection and possibly intensified his situation though.

I hope he can show us why he was picked so high.

gummy
10-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Hansbrough has been OK the last few weeks, though, and Indiana would love to have him back on the court to take over at power forward, which is currently being manned by Josh McRoberts after the Pacers dealt Troy Murphy to the Nets in the offseason.

Really? That seems a little different than what we've heard from other sources regarding the competition at PF. This makes it sound like Josh is just keeping the sport warm for Tyler - I thought Josh had been playing so well he deserved to get a chance to start (was it JOB that said that recently)?

Ozwalt72
10-12-2010, 08:38 PM
[/B]Really? That seems a little different than what we've heard from other sources regarding the competition at PF. This makes it sound like Josh is just keeping the sport warm for Tyler - I thought Josh had been playing so well he deserved to get a chance to start (was it JOB that said that recently)?

Don't read too much into it. That's simply the writer's interpretation.

McKeyFan
10-12-2010, 09:04 PM
[B]Really? That seems a little different than what we've heard from other sources regarding the competition at PF. This makes it sound like Josh is just keeping the sport warm for Tyler - I thought Josh had been playing so well he deserved to get a chance to start (was it JOB that said that recently)?
<a href="http://s449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/DeanArnold/?action=view&current=PacersEars.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/DeanArnold/PacersEars.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
It's only coachspeak!

Anthem
10-12-2010, 09:34 PM
That's really great to hear. I'm happy for the kid.

Midcoasted
10-12-2010, 11:41 PM
Imagine a faster Jeff Foster in his prime with better offense than Murphy. I expect this from him. PF of the future. Please stay healthy Tyler...

Lance George
10-12-2010, 11:49 PM
I expect the McBob vs. Psycho T starting power forward battle to end like the McBob vs. Psycho T NCAA battles--with the intense Hansbrough standing victorious, and the sensitive McRoberts bawling into a towel on the bench.

Infinite MAN_force
10-12-2010, 11:54 PM
I expect the McBob vs. Psycho T starting power forward battle to end like the McBob vs. Psycho T NCAA battles--with the intense Hansbrough standing victorious, and the sensitive McRoberts bawling into a towel on the bench.

Yep, and just like Adam Morrison showed us, college results ALWAYS translate to the NBA. :-p

Not a knock on Tyler, I think at the end of the day Josh and Tyler will have close to a similar role when fully developed... borderline starter but more likely a nice backup. However, Josh fits better next to Roy and always will.

BringJackBack
10-12-2010, 11:57 PM
I expect the McBob vs. Psycho T starting power forward battle to end like the McBob vs. Psycho T NCAA battles--with the intense Hansbrough standing victorious, and the sensitive McRoberts bawling into a towel on the bench.

What?

In your perfect world you would have one player fail miserably, which is not going to happen, and one standing tall as if its a boxing match?

It's not really as close as guys think it is. Josh's game is coming around in a way NO ONE expected it to. And at 23 years old, he's got a good three years to get even better.

Tyler's an awesome player, but even with his intensity and awesomeness, he has too many fundamental and physical limitations to be starting on this team. He has a shaky mid range shot and just bull rushes into the rim every time expecting a call.

I'm not even defending Josh, I'm just pointing out what is going on. Hansbrough is my favorite player besides Roy, Danny, and DC, but I'm not going to wear my Hansbrough glasses and throw the competition aside. Antonio Davis was one of my favorite Pacers, but I knew that he wasn't going to start because his role was a bench guy.