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    Pacers forward Danny Granger did some light shooting on Saturday for the first time since tearing his right plantar fascia.

    "It was decent. I haven't really pushed it yet because I don't think I'm at that point yet," Granger said. "The foot is still healing. Each day I try to do more and more on it."

    The real test for Granger will come when he starts running, but no timetable for that has been determined.

    The All-Star forward has been out for three weeks. The Pacers provided an original timetable of four to six weeks.

    "There's no chance I'll be out for the full the six weeks," Granger said. "I'm thinking about another two to three weeks."
    please don't rush it...........we need him but not if he's not totally healed

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    Uhhhh....


    The All-Star forward has been out for three weeks. The Pacers provided an original timetable of four to six weeks.

    "There's no chance I'll be out for the full the six weeks," Granger said. "I'm thinking about another two to three weeks."
    3 + 3 doesn't = 6?
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    Uhhhh....




    3 + 3 doesn't = 6?
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    Ahh, I'd just sit him for a couple more weeks after that.
    "I keep wondering the same thing. Last week they had the 4th worst record in the league, had an 11.9 percent chance of winning the lottery and were in line to land a franchise type player like Derrick Favors or DeMarcus Cousins. This week? They have a 1.7 percent chance of winning the lottery, have the 8th worst record and are in line to draft Cole Aldrich or Greg Monroe. Way to go Jim O'Brien. Rest Danny Granger the rest of the season (if it isn't too late) and give Josh McRoberts lots of minutes. That ought to do it." - Chad Ford on winning meaningless games

    Way to go Jim, you may have just put our franchise back another 4+ years.

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    I think that out of an abundance of caution, Granger should probably sit until after the All Star break, coming back when we get our new coaching staff in place and that staff has had an opportunity to see what the rest of the players can do without him.

    Players will feel like they have a fresh chance to earn playing time under a different coach, and without Granger dominating the team from a talent standpoint that coaching staff will have a better chance to make an actual difference to the franchise going forward.

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    I think that out of an abundance of caution, Granger should probably sit until after the All Star break, coming back when we get our new coaching staff in place and that staff has had an opportunity to see what the rest of the players can do without him.

    Players will feel like they have a fresh chance to earn playing time under a different coach, and without Granger dominating the team from a talent standpoint that coaching staff will have a better chance to make an actual difference to the franchise going forward.
    Do you actually think Bird will fire Obie?

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    Do you actually think Bird will fire Obie?
    i hope he will but for who? who would be a good coach for our team? i've been thinking and i don't have a clue....... maybe a Van Gundy or Avery Johnson......... or give a new guy a chance like Mark Jackson....... but i don't think Bird wants to take the time with an unexperienced coach.

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    The Bulls have decided to fire head coach Vinny Del Negro, but they are still looking for a replacement, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.

    The sources say that Chicago's lack of a decision on a replacement is the main thing that is keeping Del Negro employed.

    There were internal discussions about John Paxson, the team's executive vice president of basketball operations, coaching the team, but he decided against it.

    Chicago also reportedly contacted Doug Collins, who turned down the job as well.
    this just in..........

    He did a good job with the Bulls......IMO
    so the Bulls fire a coach that actually did well.......and we extend our coach...i don't get it????!!!!!!???????
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    Do you actually think Bird will fire Obie?
    I truly hope he does, but I could easily see him not doing so, and thereby tank the season to get a high draft pick knowing that the players will no longer respond to O'B.

    In my opinion, however, the evidence points away from O'Brien willingly participating in tanking the season because he has played veterans instead of developing our young players, and he has been somewhat defensive in his tone in the media like he is trying to save his job, and has publicly called out both individuals and the team as a whole more recently, which I don't believe he would do if he knows that our goal is to tank.

    Season ticket sales begin for next year about the beginning of March. Renewals may be even less appealing this year than they have been if that is possible, and they may want to try to shake things up to help that effort.

    My guess is that either we go to Lester Conner in the next couple of weeks, or that we just ride it out until the end of April, hire a new coach then in time to get input from whoever that would be regarding the draft and whatever other offseason moves we are going to make.

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    Ahhh, not another fire O'Brien thread please. That is getting old.

    Seriously, this is a lost season in every sense of the word. Granger needs to be overly cautious and not come back a second too early.

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    Granger needs to be overly cautious and not come back a second too early.
    Agreed. But I would be surprised if he didn't come back too early. We've seen this movie before...
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    I'd rather see Granger take the rest of the season to recover. His coming back is not going to right the ship.

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    echo... please don't rush it, no need to hurry back! But it good sign he is getting closer.
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