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Pacers may get Danny Granger back this week

Feb 10, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT

Danny Granger AP

The Pacers have managed to do just fine to this point of the season without Danny Granger, who was by far the team’s leading scorer a season ago. They may not have to be without him for much longer.

Granger practiced on Sunday, and Indiana may get him back into the lineup as early as this week.

From Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star:

The Pacers may get their fifth starter from last season — Danny Granger — back as early as Wednesday against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Granger, out all season with a left knee injury, went through his first full-court practice Sunday.

The Pacers must decide if it’s important for Granger to play before the All-Star break next weekend or wait until Feb. 20 against the New York Knicks.

Indiana sits at third place in the East, thanks largely to the emergence of Paul George as an All-Star who’s been leading the team in Granger’s absence.

The Pacers could certainly use the boost Granger is likely to provide offensively, considering that they rank just 24th in the league in offensive efficiency.

Indiana ranks first in the defensive side of that category, however, and has already beaten the Heat and the Bulls each twice while Granger has been sidelined.

Granger averaged 18.7 points and five rebounds for the Pacers last season, and helped his team push the eventual champion Heat to six games in the second round of the playoffs.

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