When Danny returns, hopefully in the next couple of weeks, he will have an opportunity to scale the Pacers career scoring ladder pretty quickly.
Sadly since he has missed so many games he is not going to be on track to be the # 2 all time scorer when he contract runs out. If he returns to the team beyond the current contract he can become the # 2 scorer (he'll never pass Reggie)
But for this season he needs to score 12 points to catch & 13 to surpass Pacers legend Mel Daniels moving into 8th all time scoring.
He just needs to score 279 points the res of the season to pass Jermaine O'Neal as the 5th all time leading scorer.
If he plays 30 games and averages 16 a game (not out of the question) he will score 480. This will just leave him just behind Roger Brown.
He'll need 117 steals to surpass Billy Knight for 6th place but I don't suspect he'll come close to that this year (although if he does look out NBA).
The injury is really a downer on his career record path as I believe he would have easily made the top 10 in rebounds & assists.
Also he probably isn't going to move up the shot blocking ladder much because the guy in front of him is Hibbert so they are going up together but Danny won't catch him. He might catch Darnell Hillman before his career ends but he won't catch Dale Davis.
To possibly end your career as the second all time leading scorer for a franchise, any franchise, is quite an accomplishment and I hope Danny gets the chance.
I know he is not popular on here but I've watched the Pacers all of my life and I can say that individually he is one of the most talented players we've ever had in my opinion.