Ironically, a healthy Rush would be a great fit on this team right now.
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Rose's injury is about gaining strength and stability. Danny's is about seeing what he's capable of handling.
I would LOVE to see Danny dress tonight....Don't even play him, just put his butt in some pinstripes....
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Larry was willing to trade Rush for about anything and that to me says volumes about Rush as a person and maybe not so much as a basketball player. There is no doubt Rush would have been a quality sub. Obviously Larry saw things that none of on PD are truly aware of.
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Just a little tidbit that just came across my timeline...
Pacers coach Frank Vogel says they plan to get F Danny Granger in game action before All-Star break. He began full practicing Thurs.— Steve Aschburner (@AschNBA) February 1, 2013
Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI
Frank Vogel says Danny Granger went through a contact practice yesterday. No setback. Targeting before the All-Star break.
Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA
Vogel said Granger had the typical soreness that was expected after scrimmaging for 20 minutes yesterday.
Any update of Granger's return?
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We need him for this back to back to back.
I say play him about 12 minutes vs Chicago, let him sit the next game, and play him about 20 minutes on the last night of this gruesome part of our schedule.
I'm buying into the idea out there that says bring Danny in as the 6th man for the rest of the year. He's starter quality of course, but this team's chemistry is off the charts right now. Now worried about it offensively, but am worried about adjustments on Defense. Not sure Granger can guard players like Wade and Rip, and I want Paul guarding Lebron all game. Gonna be a crazy month of march watching this team and Granger adjust. Would like to see him get a some minutes at the 4. He is really good at guarding PF's.
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Love Rush, (great friends with PG) but glad he isn't here. Not a good fit with the Pacers and just a fantastic fit with Golden State. Great for both teams.
Rush works well with run and gun teams getting to float on the perimeter. Here, you just have to play different. Rush is just too timid. OJ is going to end up being a much better fit than Rush. Just as good of a shooter, and he'll probably play as good of defense too in a couple years.