Feb 1, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger (33) posts up against the Brooklyn Nets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Deadline: Danny Granger Traded to Philadelphia

 

So forget everything I just said, and now let’s look at what’s going on with this Danny Granger trade. I didn’t expect to see anything like this, but I still feel like the team has concerns of their own that need to be worked out beyond trading away Danny Granger.

 

Looks like Evan Turner is heading to Indiana. Now you’ll have to figure out how to get minutes for him and Andrew Bynum. This is definitely a wrinkle for the Indiana Pacers. I really hope this doesn’t affect the chemistry of this team because guys really liked Danny Granger. So beyond this trade, you have to look at some concerns for the team and how they’ve played lately.

They’ve been down the middle with their play lately, even counting last night’s bad loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. I thought coming out of the break, this team would put it back together to where they started. I’ve also said that maybe the team peaked too soon with that furious start. But then you look at the standings, and see the Pacers sitting in first place in the division and conference, which is where they want to be.

You could say as well that even with Miami and Oklahoma City looking just as good, no one is that dominant to the point, where you can have the odds on favorite to win the title. We’ve seen what Miami can do in their previous championship seasons, where they were able to turn it on. But I don’t know if they’ve flipped that switch yet.

For the Indiana Pacers, I think that switch needs to be flipped on soon. You still have those two games with Miami to really put a lock on that first spot in the East, which is where the Pacers have talked about being. Now the talk is over, and the actions need to start speaking more.

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