Since he was ruled out for several months before the season started, there has been no timetable for Danny Granger’s return to action. But the team has been expecting — at least hoping — he would return in late January or early February. That first date was obviously over-optimistic, but on January 13, Frank Vogel said he would be surprised if Granger wasn’t on the court in a real game before the All-Star break.
The first major step towards that becoming a reality took place today, as Granger participated in a scrimmage with his teammates for the first time this season, according to local beat writers.
Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star tweeted the following:
Danny Granger took part in a live half court scrimmage for the first time 2day. And before u ask there’s still NO timetable for his return.
— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA) January 31, 2013
And Scott Agness of Pacers.com has even more encouraging info about Danny shaking off some rust.
Danny Granger took part in his first live action in practice — 20min in half-court. Then, he took PG’s and Hill’s money in their shoot-off.
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) January 31, 2013
Yup. Sounds like Danny being Danny.