Oct 5, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) looks to pass the ball while being defended by Chicago Bulls shooting guard Mike Dunleavy (34) at Bankers life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Granger Sitting For Last Two Preseason Games

It looks like Indy just can’t get enough of the “injury” talk as earlier, Reggie Wayne of the Indianapolis Colts got news about a season ending injury, and now word is that Danny Granger is going to sit out the last two preseason games because of a strained calf. Not exactly the best piece of news for this team as they were hoping, and I believed that Granger would be ready to go come opening night. It’s looking like Lance Stephenson will be that starter, and one has to wonder what this means for Danny Granger.


I was also of that mindset that said Granger would be the better guy to start, and it wouldn’t matter as ultimately, it’s about who finishes the game. But now, it might be important just to get Granger healthy. I think he’s that important as he’s a guy that’s a scoring option even if it’s small doses. It’s still that extra option out there to get some baskets.

I would believe that if you go with Stephenson at the start as that fifth man, you might as well roll with it for the whole season. Unless, there’s an injury of sorts, I believe strongly in keeping those five guys out there each night. To me, it would make little sense even if Granger is good to go, not to just into that starting lineup a week later or whatever the time frame may be. He’ll get plenty of minutes either way as long as he’s healthy, so at this point in his career, does it matter if he starts or not?

This is still not the news that Pacer fans would like to hear, and I do hope that Granger can be good to go come next week, and contribute for this team.

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