PDA

View Full Version : Danny talks with HoopsHype.com



Peck
09-09-2010, 05:11 PM
http://blogs.hoopshype.com/blogs/sierra/2010/09/09/danny-granger-me-and-collison-can-be-a-lot-of-years-in-indiana-together/


Is the adjustment to FIBA basketball a little hard for you?

Danny Granger: Yeah, it’s a little different. With the closer three-point line, the lanes a little more clogged. It’s a little more physical than in the NBA, so there’s a few adjustments you have to get accustomed to.

What’s the biggest weakness of the team?

DG: I think our only weakness is our rebounding. That could quite possibly be a weakness. Rebounding is about effort, hustle, intensity, so if we do that, our rebounding should be OK.

What about the half-court offense? It seems you struggled a little there in the game against Brazil.

DG: The offense can be a little stagnant at times, you know. That’s why we try to put pressure on other teams defensively so we can get to fast breaks and open-court situations so we can avoid half-court offense.

How competitive do you think the Pacers will be this year?

DG: I think we will be a better team than we were last year. We have new pieces. We lost Troy Murphy, but we added a lot. So I think we definitely have some room for improvement with the new point guard and some of the acquisitions we made. We’re going to be OK.

How do you feel about that new point guard, Darren Collison?

DG: I think he’s a very good point guard. He played in New Orleans and he was very effective playing down there playing with that team. I think he has a lot of potential to become a very good player in the NBA.

Do you feel he can be your sidekick in years to come?

DG: I think he can. He’s young and I’m young. I think we can be a lot of years in Indiana together.

How much does all the losing wear on you as a player?

DG: It’s very tough when you lose for the last two or three years when you’ve been so close to making the playoffs, and we never quite made it. It’s always been tough and hard to deal with, so hopefully we try to get out of there soon.

The Pacers have been in the news for the wrong reasons with Brandon Rush and Lance Stephenson. Do you have any comment on that?

DG: Not really. (Stephenson) is a young kid. No one knows what he did yet. This is just a young kid who made a mistake. He’ll bounce back from it because he’s very talented.

They are not letting Lance Stephenson inside the arena. Do you think that’s a good measure by the Pacers?

DG: You have to put your foot down at one point. We’ve had a lot of incidents happen in Indianapolis that caused bad publicity for the team and the community. You have to put your foot down and take a stand about things.

I want to ask you about the Twitter comment from the other day.

DG: Which one?

The deodorant comment. There was a lot of people complaining about it.

DG: Oh, oh. It wasn’t the way it was supposed to be. That wasn’t the way it was supposed to come out, but it got posted.



Read more: http://blogs.hoopshype.com/blogs/sierra/2010/09/09/danny-granger-me-and-collison-can-be-a-lot-of-years-in-indiana-together/#ixzz0z4LFkSP5



I can not begin to tell you how disgusted I am by the highlighted statement. I'm not upset with Danny for saying it I'm just disgusted that it is the truth.

pacer4ever
09-09-2010, 09:28 PM
like what im hearing

O'Bird
09-10-2010, 01:00 AM
Danny Granger: Yeah, it’s a little different. With the closer three-point line, the lanes a little more clogged. It’s a little more physical than in the NBA, so there’s a few adjustments you have to get accustomed to.

I can not begin to tell you how disgusted I am by the highlighted statement. I'm not upset with Danny for saying it I'm just disgusted that it is the truth.

I know just how you feel - if only we could get some action like this:

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22748484/23998042

Then again, maybe "Nads" Krstic will be ready to rumble for OK City next season - it would sure liven up the same old dreary predictable SportsCenter highlight clips.

:box:

:

Jose Slaughter
09-10-2010, 04:57 AM
If you were trying to be funny... you failed.

Kemo
09-10-2010, 05:42 AM
If you were trying to be funny... you failed.


LOL :laugh:

+1

and I raise you ..... the following ..


Removed, not something we need to see here on the Digest

http://techbuddha.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/vader-fail.jpg

90'sNBARocked
09-10-2010, 10:50 AM
LOL :laugh:

+1

and I raise you ..... the following ..




http://techbuddha.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/vader-fail.jpg

Kemo

Is that one of your rapper gropupies? :)

Can I get down :)

90'sNBARocked
09-10-2010, 10:54 AM
The Pacers have been in the news for the wrong reasons with Brandon Rush and Lance Stephenson. Do you have any comment on that?

DG: Not really. (Stephenson) is a young kid. No one knows what he did yet. This is just a young kid who made a mistake. Hell bounce back from it because hes very talented.

They are not letting Lance Stephenson inside the arena. Do you think thats a good measure by the Pacers?

DG: You have to put your foot down at one point. Weve had a lot of incidents happen in Indianapolis that caused bad publicity for the team and the community. You have to put your foot down and take a stand about things.




Judging by the comments, and assuming he is not put in jail, it sounds like Lance will be a part of the team this year?

I hope he is able to do so, and change his life




Read more: http://blogs.hoopshype.com/blogs/sierra/2010/09/09/danny-granger-me-and-collison-can-be-a-lot-of-years-in-indiana-together/#ixzz0z4LFkSP5

O'Bird
09-19-2010, 06:55 AM
If you were trying to be funny... you failed.

I can't tell where you're coming from here. I'm guessing that you probably don't much care for a basketball game turning into a brawl, and actually I feel the same way, if that's what you meant.

No, the video isn't funny, and my cute comments should have been replaced by what I think is a serious answer to Peck's comment about the NBA being less physical than international ball. The video is actually relevant to that.

Over many years in the NBA, all factions have worked together to make refereeing tighter and to allow less physical play. Call it the Stern Doctrine, perhaps, except that players, management, ownership, fans - and the refs, too - have all supported it. The game at the NBA level, I believe, has the best collection of athletes on the planet. They are miraculous beings, if you don't mind my falutin' a little high, and - this is the real point - they are also paid like miracle-workers.

The drift, year by year, has been to make the game more exciting by showcasing the running and jumping, the amazing skill of shots, the feats of coordination that most of us can only experience by watching. The thing that spoils the miracle more than anything else is injury, and the rules have tightened and the referees been more empowered to enforce them to reduce the likelihood of injury by reducing the physical play. With so much money on the line, everybody is interested in keeping the show going.

The flagrant foul rules are the prime example, but the Doctrine is deeply ingrained in the whole spirit of the rules and the refereeing.

The altercation in that video looked really bad; with a chair being swung, someone could have not only lost a career but more serious things. That happened because the referees did not control the physical play on the court; what happened after is inconceivable on an NBA court, with the refs apparently powerless to get the bench players under control - but that was not unrelated to what happened during play, and in fact was a direct consequence.

There. I suspect you thought badly of me and wondered why I was taking any interest in pro basketball at all, since I quite obviously must prefer pro wrestling.

_____________