Danny Granger: Why the Indiana Pacers Should Continue Building Around Him

July 2nd, 2011 by Joey Metych Leave a reply »
If you were to Google “Danny Granger trade,” the rest of your afternoon could be spent perusing the countless rumors, trade scenarios, and breaking news involving the Indiana Pacers’ sixth-year forward. Trust me, I’ve done it before.

Over the past two offseasons, the chatter around moving Granger has grown substantially.  This is understandable, considering that the Pacers have missed the playoffs four out of the past five years.

To attribute this to Granger’s play, however, would quite frankly be unfair. 

Yes, Danny’s numbers have been down since his 25.8 points per game in 2008-09. Yes, it’s becoming clearer that Granger is not the perennial superstar we all thought he might be. Yes, he settles for the three too often.

Put his career in perspective, though, and you might form a different opinion of Danny’s tenure as a Pacer so far.

The measuring stick of any great Indiana Pacer is Reggie Miller. The lanky guard from California would go on to become Mr. Basketball in a state that loves basketball like no other. Reggie achieved Indiana immortality by way of his consist ...

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