Until just recently, the only NBA home Tyler Hansbrough had known was Indianapolis.

The Missouri native spent four seasons with the Indiana Pacers after being selected 13th overall in 2009 following a storied career with the North Carolina Tar Heels.

That doesn't mean the big man is about to get sentimental about his return with the Raptors on Friday - that's just not in his nature.

"No, it's not (going to be weird). It's just another game to me," Hansbrough said earlier this week when queried about whether he had any special feelings about the contest.

"I'm a Raptor now, so I'm trying to go in there and get a win like I would any other arena."

Many players would feel differently than Hansbrough. He spent a lot of time in Indiana and was on some good teams. But things didn't go exactly as planned after his nearly unprecedented collegiate success. After enjoying the touches and trappings of life as a superstar at North Carolina, Hansbrough had to adapt to a vastly different situation for a franchise that was just turning the corner from a middling outfit to a playoff squad once he got back in top form following head and neck issues.

Hansbrough was mostly a reserve, starting just 38 of 251 regular-season contests for Indiana and five of 35 post-season matches. Then, perhaps partly because he'd made it known he was looking for more playing time, the team rescinded its qualifying offer last summer, making him an unrestricted free agent. He signed a one-year-deal with a team option for a second with Toronto not long after that and the Pacers used the money saved to add Luis Scola and scorer Chris Copeland, who has played sparingly this season.

If Hansbrough took Indiana's decision personally, he isn't letting it show. At all.

When pressed again whether he'd circled Friday's date on the calendar upon signing with the Raptors, Hansbrough was clear. No big deal.

"I understand who we're playing. I'm not the type of guy to get emotional or something like that, look back at all the things," he said.

"I'm more of a present guy. This is where I am now and this is what I'm trying to do. I don't really look at the past that much like that."

Former Pacers teammate Josh McRoberts, who insists the two never were bitter rivals, despite starring at UNC and Duke at the same time - "We only played each other three or four times in our life," McRoberts said. - figured that's how his friend would handle this situation.