Pacers pick up 2012-13 player option on Poplar Bluff's Tyler Hansbrough

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers have picked up the

2012-13 team options on Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough and Paul


All three were starters by the end of last season.

The Pacers acquired Collison in a trade last offseason, and he

quickly established himself. The second-year point guard started 79

games and averaged 13.2 points and 5.1 assists per game.

Hansbrough missed most of his rookie year, but he played a

bigger role last season and moved into the starting lineup when

Frank Vogel became interim coach. He averaged 11 points and 5.2

rebounds per game and was a key contributor during Indiana's

playoff push.

George, a rookie last season, also moved into the starting

lineup under Vogel and started all five of Indiana's playoff games.