If we look over this roster we see that Troy Murphy, Jeff Foster, and T.J. Ford all post WP48 marks beyond what we see from Granger. And if we look at last year’s numbers, we see that Mike Dunleavy - who just returned from injury - is also capable of putting up numbers beyond what we see from Granger.
After 152 minutes, though, Dunleavy hasn’t yet returned to the form we saw last year. If he does, though, it’s quite possible that the Pacers will make the teams ranked ahead of Indiana sweat a bit. Although it’s unlikely given the Pacers current record of 15-25 that Indiana can finish in the playoffs, there’s certainly hope heading into next season.
Next season Indiana - like the Wizards - could field a starting line-up that consists entirely of above average players (Ford, Dunleavy, Granger, Murphy, Foster). And that line-up - if on the court the entire season - could contend for the playoffs in 2009-10.