Indiana Pacers have been doing just fine without their leading scorer Danny Granger, who has been out with a knee injury this season, and is yet to play in a single game this year.
According to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld, his injury might have been more serious than what everybody was told:
A source told me that Danny Granger's injury wasn't just patellar tendinitis. He also had a small hole in the cartilage in his knee.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 19, 2013
Pacers head coach Frank Vogel has said that he doesn’t want Granger to come back before he feels 100% ready.
If Kennedy’s sources are correct, Granger’s prolonged absence definitely makes more sense.
Granger has also been targeted by several trade rumors, mostly due to the fact that the Pacers are looking just as good without their leading scorer. Paul George is becoming the man in Indiana, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the Pacers would look into moving Granger this summer. However, these recent injury woes could definitely hurt his market value, especially if he is starting to have issues with his knee cartilage.
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