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 yearís 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 hasnít yet returned to the form we saw last year. If he does, though, itís quite possible that the Pacers will make the teams ranked ahead of Indiana sweat a bit. Although itís unlikely given the Pacers current record of 15-25 that Indiana can finish in the playoffs, thereís 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.