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Report: Danny Granger no longer untouchable with Pacers

Jan 7, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

Danny Granger, Al Thornton

For the past few years now the Indiana Pacers have gotten phone calls asking about the availability of swingman Danny Granger for a trade. To which the callers were politely told they should put their time into more productive pursuits, like a game of Angry Birds, he was not available.

Except, now he might be according to Marc Stein at ESPN.

That doesn’t mean they are going to move him, it means that now they will at least listen to offers rather than dismiss them outright. You’re going to have to blow the Pacers doors off, but they’ll listen now.

Coming off a summer with USA Basketball and winning a gold medal in Turkey, Granger’s game has taken steps back this season. He is attacking less — getting one shot fewer at the rim per game and is getting to the foul line less often as well compared to last season. He’s also not shooting quite as well from about everywhere and is turning the ball over a little more often.

The bloom is off the rose with Granger in Indiana, but this is still a quality player that a lot of teams think will be helped by a change of scenery. Of course, those teams would have to be willing to take on the three years, $39 million he is owed after this season.

Maybe nobody will, but now there are conversations about Granger, which is a change of pace.

  1. thestudiokida - Jan 7, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Danny Granger for Ron Artest straight up! Run it through the trade machine.

  2. dmo84 - Jan 7, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Johnny Flynn, Corey Brewer, Peklovic or Koufos, and trade exemption(14 mill) for Granger. C’mon Kahn. Granger would help immediately, but I think Wes Johnson will be just as good or better in a season or two.

  3. vcthekidd - Jan 7, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Wiz should trade Reshard Lewis and Nick Young for him

  4. metalhead65 - Jan 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    there is nothing wrong with granger that getting a new coach for the pacers would not cure!obrien runs a system that is has to be the worst in the league amd he refuse to change it to fit the personal he has. bird has aquired some good young players for that team that obrien will not play because they can’t run his system. he took a point goint that everybody wanted in collison and instead of letting him do what he did with the hornets has him bring the ball to the 3 point line and either shoot it which he can’t,or pass it to somebody else and watch them chuck a three. they somehow think making the playoffs will make them a better team when only getting a new coach and system will do that.the waterboy from the clippers can do a better job than obrien. how are the young guys that everyone says can’t play like hansbrough gonna know if he never gets on the court?what about this years picks?they have plyed maybe 30 min. the whole year! fire job!

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