Hornets’ Hansbrough is a ‘killer worker’

Hansbrough has been a true professional this season.
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Charlotte Hornets forward Tyler Hansbrough hardly ever gets in the game these days. He's already 30 years old and has only seen 25 minutes of action with his new team (the third of his career). 

But Hansbrough always plays with the same consistent energy, and for that reason his coaches and teammates love him. Here's more from the Charlotte Observer:

Hansbrough's numbers have been in decline for a few seasons now, but he's as physical as ever, and that quality means opponents will never enjoy battling him on the boards. 

Even if it's in microscopic doses.  

“He is a killer worker,” the coach says about Hansbrough. “He had two rebounds and he was one for one (on field goal attempts), but he brings physicality to the floor.” Hansbrough played 8:55 minutes, his longest stint of the season. His numbers were pedestrian: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 1 assist and 3 personal fouls. “Tyler made a lot of plays,” says Walker. “A lot of them won’t show up on the stat sheet.”

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