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OCT 26, 3:49p ET | Zach Dillard
Rotowire: Nov 24 / 8:07a ET
News: Hansbrough was unable to see the court in Charlotte's 127-122 overtime win Monday against the Kings.
Impact: Hansbrough came into the 2015-16 season expected to be the backup center behind Tyler Zeller. However, through the Hornets' first 14 games, he hasn't been given much playing time at all, mainly because rookie Frank Kaminsky has received most of the minutes Hansbrough was expected to get.
Rotowire: Nov 4 / 8:00a ET
News: Hansbrough played seven minutes in Tuesday's 130-105 win over the Bulls, providing six points (1-4 FG, 4-4 FT) and three rebounds.
Impact: After Charlotte raced out to a 37-20 lead after one quarter and never really looked back, coach Steve Clifford was able to dig deep into his bench in the second half of the blowout. That allowed Hansbrough to make his season debut, after he never took off his warmups in the Hornets' previous three games. He'll remain behind Al Jefferson, Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller, Spencer Hawes, and Frank Kaminsky in the pecking order for playing time in the frontcourt until further notice.
Rotowire: Oct 19 / 6:30p ET
News: Hansbrough is averaging seven points on 35.7 percent shooting over 21.5 minutes per game through three preseason contests with the Hornets.
Impact: Hansbrough has seen his minutes fall since the start of the preseason and didn't play in Monday's win over the Bulls, which might mean that he's at the bottom of the pecking order on the Hornets' frontcourt depth chart. The former North Carolina star signed a one-year deal this offseason and may see inconsistent minutes behind the likes of Al Jefferson, Cody Zeller, Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky, and Spencer Hawes.