Great article. Already feels like we're getting better coverage, and she doesn't really even know the players yet.
Partially, I think she gets good access because she asks good questions.“This is the last year of my deal. When you say ‘face of the franchise,’ Paul got the contract but I think we’ve got three faces, honestly. Roy, Paul and David – mainly Roy and Paul are really the faces,” Granger said. “Our team’s not built like we’ve got a superstar who’s going to score 25 points per game. That’s not going to be our team ever. Not with the talent that we have.”
“We’re five to seven strong, pass to the man for the open shot, play out of post,” Granger described. “Paul’s probably the most talented and will be here the longest … so yeah, from that aspect but as far the (other) aspect, multiple guys can take ownership of this team.”
When asked directly why he left himself out, Granger answered: ”We older. I’m 30. (David’s) 33, ya know what I’m saying?”
Granger explained more: “I’ve been it for a long time but I’m older now. I’m in the last year of my deal. We don’t know what’s going to happen next year so we’re going to go forth this year.”
The whole article is worth reading. Check it out.Granger, Sr. also mulled the question “when was Danny not ever The Man?”
“From Bradley, to New Mexico, to professional, he’s always been The Man. I can’t remember the time he wasn’t.”
So, how does he think the change would impact his son?
“This is what Danny wants right now. Danny wants a championship. For me to sit here and say that it probably won’t affect him that he’s not The Man, that probably won’t be the truth,” Granger, Sr. said. “But I do know this, he’s intelligent enough to understand the process.”
“He saw it with Jermaine (O’Neal). Jermaine was The Man and he fell off. He understands the process of what’s happening with the professional game.”