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    Inlight of the recent addition of Hill to the Pacers. There was some other Pacer related news/gossip out there as well and it came from Paul George during an interview on the Grady and Big Joe show.

    I have don't have the exact quote in front of me, and the podcast is not up yet on their website.

    But the question was about working in the off-season and what Paul George was doing.
    He answered that he has been working alot with Danny out in Cali, and Danny has always been known as a lazy dude and that Danny was working especially hard this off-season.

    My first reaction to this was a jolly laugh, because it was a funny comment in its delivery but then I went WTF?

    After the interview Grady had a some what similar reaction and was pretty surprised by the comment.

    I'm not really sure if it was PG just joking and ribbing a bit at Danny on the radio or something more? I've always considered Granger to be a pretty hard worker, he did after all increase his scoring 5pts a year for like 4 consecutive seasons. I mean its hard to argue with his results as a player since coming into the league.

    But being that PG is a long time work out partner with Granger, and in the locker room with him now. Maybe there is something there that the average fan does not know? There have been issues with unnamed players over the past few years not working hard during practice and all....

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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude?

    I just want to add that the interview was from the draft party. They just played it on the Grady and Big Joe show.

    I thought he was just taking a jab at Danny, but who knows.
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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude?

    all I can say is this thread is going to get way longer than it deserves to.

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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude?

    I think it was all in fun. I mean wasnt Danny working out in LA with Paul George before we drafted him?

    Also I think if thats how PG really felt, he wouldnt have said anything about it on the radio. The fact that he did, makes me think it was just a little playfull ribbing
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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude?

    Danny's been mentioned on several players twitters as leading their workouts, so this comment does not concern me.

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    Last year NBA.com had a video feature about Danny's summer workouts. Dood works his butt off. PG was probably being sarcastic.

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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude?

    He had to be joking.

    I doubt that Danny was lazy last summer. He was out in LA last summer working out and he worked out with Team USA for the WBC. There is no way a lazy player is going to make it onto a Coach K team.
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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude?

    This is why I'm a big fan of Twitter. It allows you insight to player's personalities and see how they are the other 99% of their life when they aren't on a basketball court.

    PG is a clown. He's always giving his teammates a hard time. Him and Brandon Rush go at each other all the time. He was just poking fun at his teammate, and nothing more, IMHO.

    I really hope this doesn't turn into a 6 page thread.

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    I think just by looking at Danny, you can tell he's not a lazy bum. If anything, maybe Paul meant that Danny really stepped it up beyond a normal level, or he's really focusing on a certain aspect (like one-on-one moves), or something of that nature. But I'm sure, like 90s said, if PG was serious, this isn't something he'd expose a good friend for on the radio.
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    I remember when teammates used to make fun of Troy Murphy for stealing rebounds or Mike Dunleavy for not knowing how to play D, I think PG is playing but we can't never be 100% sure that there is not some sarcasm to it.

    I think Danny works hard but maybe he doesn't work "Paul George hard" or "Roy Hibbert hard", almost every single player works hard in the NBA but only few work as hard as they can like Kobe or KG.

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    Yeah even there is something to this you can't take it from this comment. You're really reaching.

    Lazy dude could just mean when he's laying down by his friends he asks someone to grab the remote for him that's 1 ft. away, or to grab him a drink. Doesn't mean he wasn't in the gym for 4 hours earlier that day.

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    He had to be joking.

    I doubt that Danny was lazy last summer. He was out in LA last summer working out and he worked out with Team USA for the WBC. There is no way a lazy player is going to make it onto a Coach K team.
    He didn't play much for coach K because he was lazy on defense

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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude?

    I think its safe to say that every season there has been a offseason he has made major strides to his game. Last year I think playing for USA actually hurt his development.

    Sometimes you have to have the time to sharpen the saw. You keep grinding away playing playing playing you do the same old things and never fix bad habits or learn new things that you can do out on the court.

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    PG is a clown. He's always giving his teammates a hard time. Him and Brandon Rush go at each other all the time.
    Wouldn't it be nice if they would go at each other on the court enough to transform BRush into the always-on player many of us dream about?

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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude?

    Clearly its sarcasm. PG forgot to use the green font during the interview. Nothing to see here... Please move along.
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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude?

    On the one hand, count me with those who say that Danny's dramatic improvement is not the result of a lazy player.

    That being said, I'm positive that Danny went into the summer hungrier than he's been in years. A taste of the playoffs will do that to you. I think over the past couple of years, he's gotten tired. Having new goals ("I need to be able to make this play in the playoffs") should add a lot of pep to his workouts.
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    all I can say is this thread is going to get way longer than it deserves to.
    and for absolutely no reason

    Thanks thread starter for starting a thread that there was no point in starting, other than to try to stir something up. It's obvious that Paul was kidding, and even if he wasn't, history shows that he would be wrong if he really thought Danny was lazy. This thread topic reminds me of something we would find on bleacherreport.com
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    and for absolutely no reason

    Thanks thread starter for starting a thread that there was no point in starting, other than to try to stir something up. It's obvious that Paul was kidding, and even if he wasn't, history shows that he would be wrong if he really thought Danny was lazy. This thread topic reminds me of something we would find on bleacherreport.com
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    Who knows. I thought this exchange on twitter was peculiar last year when one of Danny's ghost twitterers posted this advertisement:

    dgranger33 That EAS Peak got me through that lift and practice today. About to get some rest for tomorrows game.

    Dahntay1 (Dahntay Jones) @dgranger33 shut up. U know u don't lift. Lol

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    and for absolutely no reason

    Thanks thread starter for starting a thread that there was no point in starting, other than to try to stir something up.
    You couldn't be further off. graphic-er is probably Granger's biggest fan on this forum; I highly doubt they're trying to stir up some negativity about him.

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    Who knows. I thought this exchange on twitter was peculiar last year when one of Danny's ghost twitterers posted this advertisement:

    dgranger33 That EAS Peak got me through that lift and practice today. About to get some rest for tomorrows game.

    Dahntay1 (Dahntay Jones) @dgranger33 shut up. U know u don't lift. Lol
    Wierd. Have you ever taken a good look at Danny's physique? The guy clearly looks like he lifts. In fact, he's one of the leaner, more chiseled guys on the team, IMO:



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    Yep, he looks like he lifts.

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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude? or just sarcasm?

    I think this fits pretty well in this thread...



    The internet (namely twitter) has made it nearly impossible for athletes to have conversations with one another without fans overanalyzing them or butting in where they have no business. This whole Paul George interview is no different really. He was obviously joking around and all of a sudden we've got a thread on PD titled "Danny Granger a lazy dude?" Seems pretty ridiculous to me.
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    Default Re: Danny Granger a lazy dude? or just sarcasm?

    He was jokin around, throwing some sarcastic humor at DG. DG is actually working PG's butt off, thats the joke in it for PG. It's all in good fun!

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    Danny Granger won the NBA's most improved player award. There's no reason to question his dedication or work ethic. Lazy players don't win that award.

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