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    Default Granger Sitting the Summer Out and My First Post

    First off, this is actually my first post here. I've been a lurker for awhile. I really enjoy everything I read, and it makes for a good time during lunch.

    I didn't see this posted yet, so I apologize if I missed the original post.
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    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Lingering soreness from an old knee injury will keep first-round pick Danny Granger from playing with the Indiana Pacers in the Minnesota summer league.

    Granger tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee his senior year at New Mexico. He missed three games and had surgery.

    Indiana coach Rick Carlisle said Granger's knee is about 80 percent, but the 6-foot-8 forward won't compete in contact drills until the knee is fully healthy.

    "At this point, we've got to look at the big picture," Carlisle said. "You've got a guy who just turned 22, a guy who's going to be a terrific player in this league for the next decade. We can't put him in harm's way and try to rush him out there."

    Granger, the 17th pick in last month's draft, said doctors told him he could play, but the Pacers chose to hold him out.

    "I'm a little disappointed," he said, "but [the coaches] were telling me summer league didn't really matter. You know, I've signed and everything. I've got 82 games as a rookie."

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    Son of a *****

    I miss Reggie, and his playing each and every game no matter what.
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    Hey DD00, What WoW server do you play on? :P

    I also notice we've got some closet Magic: The Gathering fans.

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    i bet SIG got all excited when he read this...

    "Ron and David Harrison have worked well together in practice," said Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke, who is coaching the summer league team with fellow assistant Chuck Person.

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    I think the phrase "sitting out the summer" is misleading.

    The operative state is that he will be doing rehab on the knee so it will be in the best possible shape at season start.

    Kind of like the Worlds and the Olympics, playing ball in the offseason has its downside when it comes to getting back in shape after injuries.

    And, by the way, if Bender was willing to come back 2-4 weeks early from injuries I suspect we'd have finally seen his "breakout season" ...

    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
    Or throw in a first-round pick and flip it for a max-level point guard...

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