Danny Granger Practices For Real for the First Time This Season


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:

And Scott Agness of Pacers.com has even more encouraging info about Danny shaking off some rust.

Yup. Sounds like Danny being Danny.

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  • Joe Betz

    All good news. So excited for Granger’s return. I see Stephenson as a future 6th man award winner (comparing his game to previous winners), and think he will provide a consistent spark off the bench vs. the inconsistent spark that has been G Green.

  • Realist

    “Then, he took PG’s and Hill’s money in their shoot-off.”


  • disqus_SWTzQJ8XLb

    I know it’s not being discussed much, but doesn’t anyone else think that Danny coming off the bench this season is the best move for this team? Danny would improve the abysmal bench better than anyone, including LS, and not disrupt the starting 5′s rhythm, nor take PG’s minutes or position on the floor. I love Granger, but I think with all the progress George has made this season, too much is risked if Granger were to come back and ruin the chemistry that this team has established in his absence.