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    I think there are two separate issues here.

    1) One involves the longterm impact on the team and whether he should be traded and if so when.
    2) how well did he play Saturday. I thought he played very well on Saturday as did Tyler, Darren, Roy - the core of this team played very well

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    Default Re: The Official Danny Granger Appreciation Thread

    I'm going to say what our management said recently: The only way I agree trading Granger is, if a superstar is involved, or a proven young player.
    And I also think Danny played well considering how the bulls were focusing on him. Of course he wasn't perfect, he missed some clutch shots, but saying he's the reason we lost? More like, he's the reason we were close to winning. He didn't only shoot really, really well (50% from field, 4-8 from outside) but he puts pressure on their defense.
    He didn't get to the line, true, but there are 2 reasons for that:
    1) If I recall correctly, Vogel said that he didn't want his players attacking the rim, because they won't be getting the calls, or something like that
    2) He had Noah and Deng forcing him to put the ball on the floor or pass it.
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    True. But that's pretty irrelevant '6 years into' his career.
    JOB is that you? It's not irrelevant, he will always be the 17th pick out of a draft and his production so far has been well above anything most anyone predicted for him.

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    my question - Why do you think Reggie never became a scapegoat?
    Do you really not remember the furor after he didn't show up offensively against the Lakers?

    Reggie didn't END as a scapegoat, but there were plenty of times he was thrown under the bus for a lot of people due to his streakiness and his lack of vocal or direct leadership.

    He was usually taken off scapegoat status quickly because of his proven heroics when it mattered and because someone else stepped "up" to be much more egregiously at fault, but that's not to say he was never in the process of being led to the sacrificial altar...
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    Default Re: The Official Danny Granger Appreciation Thread

    JOB is gone and now we have a new lightning rod.


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    Default Re: The Official Danny Granger Appreciation Thread

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    JOB is gone and now we have a new lightning rod.

    I don't get why people just assume he is a "lightning rod", or why JOB was a "lightning rod". JOB was no "lightning rod" JOB was the sole reason this team didn't have a winning record, there was absolutely no other reason.

    There may be some people who are just overreacting to the game, but no one is using him as a "lightning rod". Most of the complaints are valid complaints. (i.e. poor shot selection, lack of effort) Hell if he fixed those two problems he would be clearly better than Anthony and Pierce. That is why people are so hard on him. It is because we know he is better than he plays. Two years ago the only thing keeping people from saying he was better than Anthony was that Anthony had been doing it for longer. If someone goes out and plays like Danny did 2 years ago, then the following two seasons play like he has people are going to be a lot tougher on him because they know he is better than how he plays.

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