Indiana Pacers: Danny Granger, Collison and Hibbert Breathing Life into the Team

November 24th, 2010 by Kevin Hession Leave a reply »
The Indiana Pacers have made a huge statement this season. A great, young core with some veteran guidance is what many teams strive to achieve. The Pacers have done just that.

After the devastating brawl in the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Pacers had to make painful, but necessary changes. Long story short, the Indiana Pacers haven’t made the playoffs since 2007 and for most of the 2000s they have been plagued with public nightmares from asinine players (I’m looking at you Stephen Jackson and Jamal Tinsley).

Now after nearly a half decade of jokes, scrutiny and pain, the Pacers seem to be looking up. Naturally we are only about 12 games into the season so anything could happen, but Larry Bird has seemingly concocted a recipe for success.

Mainly the beginning of the turning point for this team was when small forward Danny Granger successfully made the 2009 All-Star Team.

Roy Hibbert seemed to be a shaky draft pick. The former Georgetown forward was selected 17th by the Toronto Raptors in 2007 but was traded to Indiana in the Jermaine O’Neal trade. His first season was nothing special but in the 2009-2010 season he star ...

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