Danny had an unbelievable year last year and a great year prior to that. This year he has looked terrible most of the year.
I don't have the statistic, but I am sure his FG% is terrible. He probably has the worst handles of any starting small forward in the league, it's actually embarassing to watch him dribble.
So far Dahntay Jones has been the Pacers best player this year, to me that is an undeniable fact! He is the only guy who has given his all every minute on the floor, he makes plays, he makes shots, he plays defense, he gets the team going, he is a leader! This is a guy who is basically a journeyman.
I hope that Granger is just banged up and that is why his shot isn't falling. Outside of his shooting, my biggest problem is his decision making and attitude. I do not see him getting the players excited and I do not see him consistently putting forth effort on defense. He also needs to realize he is NOT a one on one player, in fact he is probably one of the worst one on one players on our team. He is a jumpshooter with the ability to be an excellent defensive player. Unfortunately, he is acting like he is Lebron James on offense and he is just not that talented.
Obrien's system leads to inflated statistics....and I think that some of his statistical success from last season has gone to Grangers head. I think he was much better as a guy who was underrated and had something to prove. Now it almost seems like he has an "entitlement complex."
Please convince me I am wrong and that Granger is the same player I have loved watching progress to the level he is capable of playing at (last year). I have been surprised at how many people are saying Murphy needs to go (i actually agree), all the while Granger is just getting a pass.