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    As the Indiana Pacers prepare for what should be their most successful season in years, there is one question that keeps popping up among those who take a long look at the team.

    Have the Pacers gone as far as they can go with Danny Granger as their star?

    I dont believe that, Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard told HOOPSWORLD. I dont buy that at all.

    The way Pritchard sees it, Granger was forced to play a role he was not naturally fit for when the Pacers made him their focal point.

    Danny was put into a position a few years ago where he needed to score a lot and now we dont need his scoring as much, we need his overall game and hes a heck of an overall player, Pritchard said. Thats what we need out of Danny and he gives it. Hes shown to be very unselfish, hes given up a lot of his offense to be a better defensive player last year. We got the fifth-best record in the league last year, you dont just say, We dont need him. Thats a bunch of baloney. I dont believe that.


    All eyes in Indiana are now on Roy Hibbert, sporting his impressive new contract, and Paul George, who has star potential written all over him.

    I think our growth has to be on those two, partly, Pritchard said. I also think George Hill has to expand his game. Hes now a starter, we expect a lot out of him. What we like about him is that he really plays both ways, he can really defend and he makes great decisions on offense. We need that sort of calming influence and he gives it to us.

    There is still plenty of room for the Pacers to grow, despite their success last season. Most of that growth will come internally, but dont expect Granger to be used to add another significant piece down the road. He is still very much at the heart of what the Pacers are looking to do.
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    All credibility out the window for spelling the word bologna like that.

    Danny Granger should never be traded IMO because I can't see much less predict a trade where we get the equal bang for the buck that DG brings us (as not only a seasoned vet, but an INDIANA seasoned vet, his above average defense, his fire when dealing with LeWhine James, and his overall tenacious attitude. I think it fits with what i want Indiana basketball to be). And if you've never read the article about Danny and his "old man moves", much like David West i think DG's game will transition well into his 33-34th birthday
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    All credibility out the window for spelling the word bologna like that.

    Danny Granger should never be traded IMO because I can't see much less predict a trade where we get the equal bang for the buck that DG brings us (as not only a seasoned vet, but an INDIANA seasoned vet, his above average defense, his fire when dealing with LeWhine James, and his overall tenacious attitude. I think it fits with what i want Indiana basketball to be). And if you've never read the article about Danny and his "old man moves", much like David West i think DG's game will transition well into his 33-34th birthday
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    Without Danny, this team doesn't have the same edge when backed into a corner. Danny doesn't shy away from anything (Clutch defense, shooting) and seems to believe his team can and will win in every circumstance. That's tough to replace.

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    Nice to read. I completely agree with him, too. Early on, Danny showed really great flashes of an all-around game: defense, rebounding, high-efficiency shooting, and a decent dribble. For several years it was clear he was forcing things (especially the long ball) on offense, which mostly was a better option than anything else we had. I'd really like to see what he looks like when he's letting the game come to him and really working on having an all-around effective game, instead of just chucking threes.

    I thought last year was a very good step in this direction, but I'm hoping to see even more of it this season.
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    He's not going anywhere.

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    Doubt he gets moved...but if he were to be traded, it won't be till after this season.
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    He is not going anywhere... Because nobody in their right mind would trade for a guy like him making that kind of money, not only that but it looks like his knee is starting to be an issue, unless the Pacers think about giving him away for nothing I don't see a team trading anything of great value for him.

    Danny is here to stay forever until his knee or back falls apart ala Foster.

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    He is not going anywhere... Because nobody in their right mind would trade for a guy like him making that kind of money, not only that but it looks like his knee is starting to be an issue, unless the Pacers think about giving him away for nothing I don't see a team trading anything of great value for him.

    Danny is here to stay forever until his knee or back falls apart ala Foster.
    There's always Kahn, right? Dude loves Granger and he's bat-**** crazy. Granger for Williams!

    /I kid, I kid...about the trade. I def think Kahn would trade for him.
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    He plays an old mans game. He'll play at this level likely until he retires. He loves it here. Most of the fans love him. Keep him.


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    He plays an old mans game. He'll play at this level likely until he retires. He loves it here. Most of the fans love him. Keep him.


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    To bad old mans can't play D .....

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    My guess is that he will go play for a team in LA after his contract expires. It wouldn't bother me

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    To bad old mans can't play D .....
    You've obviously never met one of "those" guys at the Y. The guy that looks like he's been sitting on the couch for 10 years eating Dominos pizzas. Then the game starts and he and his old friends run everyone off the court.

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    You've obviously never met one of "those" guys at the Y. The guy that looks like he's been sitting on the couch for 10 years eating Dominos pizzas. Then the game starts and he and his old friends run everyone off the court.
    Oh yeah I have, they still don't play D.

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    All credibility out the window for spelling the word bologna like that.
    Mr. Mernatsi would disagree with you there. When not referring to the sandwich meat, "baloney" is a perfectly acceptable spelling for the word. Kevin Pritchard should have used the word "mularkey" or the phrase "bunch of stuff" to catch up with the times.

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    Oh yeah I have, they still don't play D.
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    To bad old mans can't play D .....
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    Mr. Mernatsi would disagree with you there. When not referring to the sandwich meat, "baloney" is a perfectly acceptable spelling for the word.
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    To bad old mans can't play D .....
    Danny was a pretty good defender last season. His knee has had some issues, but what he's experiencing right now is due to the PRP treatment, same reason Bynum isn't playing. He may look much stronger in the knee after the treatment rehab is complete, it worked for Kobe Bryant. I hope Granger retires a Pacer. He's supposedly looked great in practice, and looked great in the last pre-season game. He also played the best ball of his career post-asb last season. If he doesn't start off shooting like dog crap this year it could be a big time comeback year for Danny in the eyes of the leagues average viewer.

    We were a top 10 defensive team last season, how elite do you think PG's, Hill's and Hibbert's defense is since we start apparently in your mind, two defensive scrubs in Granger and West?
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    He is not going anywhere... Because nobody in their right mind would trade for a guy like him making that kind of money, not only that but it looks like his knee is starting to be an issue, unless the Pacers think about giving him away for nothing I don't see a team trading anything of great value for him.

    Danny is here to stay forever until his knee or back falls apart ala Foster.
    Just out of curiosity... what would Danny have to do this season to get you to give him a break? Score more? Pass more? Rebound more? Defend more? Stop breathing?
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    Just out of curiosity... what would Danny have to do this season to get you to give him a break? Score more? Pass more? Rebound more? Defend more? Stop breathing?
    Put out a better stat line than M. Ellis, while winning more games?
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    Danny Granger was at the casino in Cleveland the other night unfortunately he quickly went from the 2/5 buy in table to the 5/10 buy in table LOL

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    Just out of curiosity... what would Danny have to do this season to get you to give him a break? Score more? Pass more? Rebound more? Defend more? Stop breathing?
    Do you really think a team in their right mind would trade for him and his high salary and give something of value in return? it's not even about me liking him or not it's about reality, his knee has been an issue for a while now, remember the time you wanted to trade Dunleavy before his value went to the toilet because of his knee? yep same story different player.

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    To bad old mans can't play D .....
    LOL - coming from the guy who wanted to trade him for Monta Ellis, who is one of the worst defenders in the league. How did that turn out for the Bucks?

    If you look at the stats (opponent production), Danny is actually an above average defender. But then again, that's based on statistical evidence, and facts can never trump your agenda.

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    Do you really think a team in their right mind would trade for him and his high salary and give something of value in return? it's not even about me liking him or not it's about reality, his knee has been an issue for a while now, remember the time you wanted to trade Dunleavy before his value went to the toilet because of his knee? yep same story different player.
    If Philly can get Bynum (who you yourself dubbed a superstar) for Iguoudala and the remaining 2 yrs 30M on his deal, I am absolutely certain we can get "value" for Granger and the remaining 2 years 27M of his deal.

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