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Source: Former UNC star Tyler Hansbrough to join Hornets

Tyler Hansbrough (left), dunks the ball against former Charlotte Hornet Gerald Henderson (right) at Time Warner Cable Arena April 8, 2015. Hansbrough has come to terms with the Hornets.
Tyler Hansbrough (left), dunks the ball against former Charlotte Hornet Gerald Henderson (right) at Time Warner Cable Arena April 8, 2015. Hansbrough has come to terms with the Hornets. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Tyler Hansbrough is a Charlotte Hornet.

An NBA source told the Observer late Tuesday that Hansbrough has agreed to terms with the Hornets on a free-agent contract.

This might be the last move the Hornets make in free agency. They came to terms late Tuesday with Hansbrough to be their energy guy/sixth big man.

He figures to raise competition in training camp, based on intensity. But in stints with Indiana and Toronto, he has struggled to find a consistent place on an NBA roster.

In six NBA seasons since starring for North Carolina, Hansbrough has averaged 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. His best season was his second with Indiana, in 2010-11, when he averaged 11 points and 5.2 rebounds over 70 games.

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