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    ...and the alternative solution is to let Danny walk and get nothing in return? It's been done I suppose...
    I look at it as the alternative is letting Lance walk. Any contract we bring in for Danny, including that of a prospect, would jepordize the ability to resign Lance. And to think that we are going to be able to bring back a decent prospect for Danny at this point is purely a pipe dream even with taking back a bad contract, which would further hamper the ability to resign Lance.

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    Sadly that's the price of being all in now. Granger isn't going anywhere this year and it doesn't matter if he returns to all star form or doesn't play another game. There are any number of ways things can play out between now and the end of the season but the most likely outcome is that Granger will be gone after the run this year.
    QFT. We will lose an asset for nothing, and probably another over the course of the next few years, but we have pushed all of our chips to the center of the table, and I am confident that this group faces a serious possibility of the ultimate goal.

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    Any contract we bring in for Danny, including that of a prospect, would jepordize the ability to resign Lance.
    Basically, Lance IS the prospect.
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    I look at it as the alternative is letting Lance walk. Any contract we bring in for Danny, including that of a prospect, would jepordize the ability to resign Lance. And to think that we are going to be able to bring back a decent prospect for Danny at this point is purely a pipe dream even with taking back a bad contract, which would further hamper the ability to resign Lance.
    Good point. Even if we take just a liittle salary back it does jeopardize Lance. It's not worth doing that...just to squeeze a little more juice from the orange.

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    I love Danny, and the fact that he has been dealing with injuries once the team around him has finally become elite is incredibly difficult to stomach for fans who saw him give his best years to bad Pacers teams... However, as much as I hate saying it, he will be signing elsewhere as a FA unless some GM offers Larry some incredibly lopsided deal in our favor that allows us to keep cap flexibility.

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    We're still talking about this?

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    Does anybody know if Granger took part in any activity today?

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    Does anybody know if Granger took part in any activity today?
    Nope. Sat out again due to the respiratory infection. Said he's officially out this weekend and they're looking at getting him back into the mix next week.
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    Nope. Sat out again due to the respiratory infection. Said he's officially out this weekend and they're looking at getting him back into the mix next week.
    Well if Danny has a cold I hope he's not sitting on the bench passing it to the rest of the team.
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    Well if Danny has a cold I hope he's not sitting on the bench passing it to the rest of the team.
    What, knees are contagious now?
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    Well, yeah, for a team trying to share the ball calling a player a black hole is essentially saying he's not good enough to even play spot minutes. That's pretty harsh.
    I think your reaching a bit there, I guess we have different definitions of what a black hole is. A player doesn't have to be selfish IMO to be a black hole. Danny's lack of skill in certain areas causes him to have tunnel vision on the court. I don't consider him selfish, he just doesn't the ability to make plays for his teammates. Rudy, on the other hand, does have the necessary skills to be more of a playmaker, but he still chooses not too. I do consider that selfish.

    If all you mean is that he shoots more than he should, there are lots of ways to say it other than implying he's selfish and never gioes up the ball. Which leads to the question you were asked - if he shoots the same number of times as PG and turns it over the same number of times as PG, what is he doing the rest of the time that is different from what PG does such that he's a black hole?[/
    Not assisting and dribbling with his head down straight to the basket. There's really no comparison between the two when it comes to playmaking.
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    I think your reaching a bit there, I guess we have a different definitions of what a black hole is. A player doesn't have to be selfish IMO to be a black hole. Danny's lack of skill in certain area causes him to have tunnel vision on the court. I don't consider him selfish, he just doesn't the ability to make plays for his teammates. Rudy, on the other hand, does have the necessary skills to be more of a playmaker, but he still chooses not too. I do consider that selfish.
    So, your definition of black hole differs with the rest of us. Fair enough then.
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    So, your definition of black hole differs with the rest of us. Fair enough then.
    Nah, I think your definition may differ from the rest of US.

    http://basketball-statistics.com/who...einthenba.html

    obviously, this is years ago and one of Danny's best years. And best passing year. This guy's formula still said Danny was a black hole
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    Nah, I think your definition may differ from the rest of US.

    http://basketball-statistics.com/who...einthenba.html

    obviously, this is years ago and one of Danny's best years. And best passing year. This guy's formula still said Danny was a black hole
    No offense to the Black Hole Index but the majority of NBA fans use the term "black hole" as another way of saying "selfish". It's similar to the relation between the term "chucker" and "inefficient".
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    No offense to the Black Hole Index but the majority of NBA fans use the term "black hole" as another way of saying "selfish". It's similar to the relation between the term "chucker" and "inefficient".
    That's fine. Danny has played a selfish game. Doesn't mean he's a selfish person. Here's a more recent list from basketball reference.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/blog/?p=8847

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    That's fine. Danny has played a selfish game. Doesn't mean he's a selfish person. Here's a more recent list from basketball reference.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/blog/?p=8847
    Interesting. So, according to this list a player like Danilo Gallinari who is heralded as a team player and has thrown awesome passes like this one ->



    is more of a "black hole" than Granger. Right? Isn't it what it says? And how about Nic Batum being close as well? Could a player that is commented for his all-around game like Nic be a "black hole"? And how about Luol Deng that appears more interested in passing than shooting and yet it doesn't translate to assists?

    We need to differentiate two things here. The first thing is willingness to pass. The second thing is ability to pass. There is a huge difference between those two. Kobe and Monta have great ability to pass the ball but they are not always willing to do it. Deng and Granger are willing to pass the ball but they lack the ability to do that as often as they would like.

    Look, I have been following the Pacers since the start of the lockout season. I am well aware that you have bled for this team more than me. Almost everyone on here has been through the JOB era and that has left some scars on some of you. I have seen replays of some of those games and they were indeed awful basketball. But the Vogel era is different. I was lucky enough to start watching after the Vogel era had started. I was lucky enough to not bear those scars that the JOB era caused. I was lucky enough to not have my perception of our players distorted by JOB's coaching. I was lucky enough to witness this team solely under Vogel. And the one thing that became clear from the start was that everyone on this team was a willing passer.
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    Look, I have been following the Pacers since the start of the lockout season. I am well aware that you have bled for this team more than me.
    What made you interested in the Pacers? Just curious.

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    What made you interested in the Pacers? Just curious.
    Well, he's European, so I'm sure it was to follow the legend that is Stanko Barac.

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    What made you interested in the Pacers? Just curious.
    Rik Smits did. I liked the Pacers way before I started following them. Whenever I played NBA Live as a teen I'd pick that player because Smits was absolutely huge. The fact that the Pacers have very similar colors with GS Peristeri (I played 10 years there at the youth level) helped as well.

    The main problem was that I disliked the NBA. I am not a fan of superstars and I was raised with the belief that team work beats talent. I was terribly prejudiced against the NBA and thought that it was just a bunch of super-athletes playing Iso. But when the lockout happened I started monitoring closely and see if the season will begin or not. I admit that I didn't want the NBA season at that time. But then the lockout ended and out of curiosity I decided to watch the Pacers-Bulls pre-season game in December 26, 2011.

    And that's when I understood that I was wrong about the NBA. Sure, the highlights focus on super-athletic plays and a lot of teams play a lot of Isos but there's more to it than that. I was extremely glad to see that the team that I liked as a kid had another huge Center in its ranks. I was glad to see that we were playing big. I was glad to see that we had post players. I was glad to see that our offense was predicated around teamwork and not around a superstar. In other words, I was glad to see that this team played the game the way I liked and consider right.
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    Rik Smits did. I liked the Pacers way before I started following them. Whenever I played NBA Live as a teen I'd pick that player because Smits was absolutely huge. The fact that the Pacers have very similar colors with GS Peristeri (I played 10 years there at the youth level) helped as well.

    The main problem was that I disliked the NBA. I am not a fan of superstars and I was raised with the belief that team work beats talent. I was terribly prejudiced against the NBA and thought that it was just a bunch of super-athletes playing Iso. But when the lockout happened I started monitoring closely and see if the season will begin or not. I admit that I didn't want the NBA season at that time. But then the lockout ended and out of curiosity I decided to watch the Pacers-Bulls pre-season game in December 26, 2011.

    And that's when I understood that I was wrong about the NBA. Sure, the highlights focus on super-athletic plays and a lot of teams play a lot of Isos but there's more to it than that. I was extremely glad to see that the team that I liked as a kid had another huge Center in its ranks. I was glad to see that we were playing big. I was glad to see that we had post players. I was glad to see that our offense was predicated around teamwork and not around a superstar. In other words, I was glad to see that this team played the game the way I liked and consider right.

    Good story! Glad to have you with us.

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    Good story! Glad to have you with us.
    Obviously glad to be here
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    Perfect end to this season, IMO, is the Pacers win a Championship with Granger playing and maybe being the 2nd or 3rd best scorer on the team. Then Danny either retires or becomes an assistant Coach here. I just want to see Granger have his final game as a player in a Pacer uniform, just like Reggie.

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    Perfect end to this season, IMO, is the Pacers win a Championship with Granger playing and maybe being the 2nd or 3rd best scorer on the team. Then Danny either retires or becomes an assistant Coach here. I just want to see Granger have his final game as a player in a Pacer uniform, just like Reggie.
    In all likelihood Granger's next contract won't be his last since it most likely will only be 2 or 3 years. So if he is gone after this season it is possible he can come back and finish his career here.

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    Perfect end to this season, IMO, is the Pacers win a Championship with Granger playing and maybe being the 2nd or 3rd best scorer on the team. Then Danny either retires or becomes an assistant Coach here. I just want to see Granger have his final game as a player in a Pacer uniform, just like Reggie.
    If Danny is the 2nd or 3rd best scorer on the team and the team wins a championship at the end of this season, then I certainly don't want him retiring....
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    Nuntius, Danny Granger didn't change his game much at all in Vogel's first full year. I have to disagree with you there. I didn't see much of the preseason so I can't personally verify Anthem's post that said Danny seemed more willing to give the ball up in preseason. If so, that's a great sign.

    My links weren't really meant to prove Danny's a black hole, that's my opinion, I only put them there to show you that I'm not alone in thinking that. It's not some crazy idea. Certainly not crazy enough to deserve the **** I got in this thread for saying it.

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