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Indiana Pacers (6-3)
The assumption coming into this season was that of the Pacers' two 6-8 swingmen starters, Danny Granger would provide more of an offensive boost and Paul George would be more valuable on defense. But the inverse has been true so far. George has converted 57.1 percent from three-point range while Granger is shooting only 30.7 percent overall. On defense, however, Granger has been the most effective member of the eight-man rotation. The Pacers allow 10.75 fewer points per 100 possessions when he is on the court compared to when he sits, per Basketball Value.
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