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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Source: Pacers Will Look To Trade Danny Granger

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By Martin Knezevic

You heard it here first…Danny Granger will not be a Pacer at this time next year.

According to people close to the Indiana front office, management will actively look to move Granger this upcoming season if not next offseason.

There are numerous reasons behind their thinking, both financial and basketball.

Danny Granger is due $27 million over the next two seasons. Yes, he’s the team’s leading scorer and spiritual leader (see altercations with Lebron James and Dwyane Wade…oh and even Larry Sanders). However, he is no longer the face of the franchise, Roy Hibbert is. Roy, coincidentally, just signed a maximum contract (courtesy of the Portland Trail Blazers).

It is conceivable to pay both players that much money, but the real issue is the future of swingman Paul George. While Danny is a finished product and one-time All-Star, Pacers management feels that Paul can exceed that in the coming years. His contract will be up in 2014 and Indiana is simply not going to let another team come in and outbid them for their homegrown stud. Also, George has been playing SG the past two seasons despite being more of a small forward. The longer Granger is occupying that SF spot in the starting lineup the more Paul’s growth is hindered. It’s time he assume his rightful position and grow into a star role, much like Danny once did.

The Pacers have a lot of things they can accomplish with Granger’s money. The team still needs to improve their depth on the frontline to tangle with the rim-attacking Heat and the new Bynum-led Sixers. Power forward David West is on the decline (and will be a free agent next summer) while Tyler Hansbrough and Miles Plumlee are merely a step up from Jeff Pendergraph. Indiana lost Darren Collison this summer and replaced him with…D.J. Augustin, hardly an upgrade. Then they lost Leandro Barbosa while netting the mercurial Gerald Green. Other than keeping Hibbert, it’s been a very average summer in Indiana as they hope to grow from within. I agree, but you still need depth to get through an 82-game season and deep into the playoffs.

Much the same way that Philadelphia recently traded Andre Iguodala and that Memphis continues to gauge interest in Rudy Gay, so will Indiana try and move Danny Granger in the near future. All three guys are talented star-caliber players…..but they are not the face of their franchises.

To sum up: Roy Hibbert is the present, Paul George is the future…..and Danny Granger is just a well-paid scorer.

That “star” money can be spent better elsewhere for a team hoping to take the next step.


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Edited by LALakersFan4Life, February 09, 2013 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted August 23, 2012 - 08:03 PM

This is totally the Laker homer fan in me, but imagine this is the Lakers next homerun....

Nash, Bean, Grange, Pau, DH

****

Hahaha

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 08:07 PM

This is totally the Laker homer fan in me, but imagine this is the Lakers next homerun....

Nash, Bean, Grange, Pau, DH

****

Hahaha

-end pipe dream-



That would be too dope

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Hopefully they don't trade him... my ticket package includes a Pacers game... was hoping to see Granger play.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 09:10 PM

27 million dollars in the next 2 seasons. I don't see the Lakers taking that

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Maybe there's someway to trade Pau and Metta for Danny Granger and a decent starting PF.

It would be tough though because Metta is basically just a bad contract at this point in terms of trade value and Pau's value isn't what it was.

BTW, is that a reliable source? Seems sketchy.

Edited by Japago, August 23, 2012 - 09:37 PM.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 09:48 PM

As great as Granger is, it would just be TOOOO MUCH OFFFENSEEE :P

I feel our team is perfect right now, aside from a backup point guard):

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 09:48 PM

Maybe there's someway to trade Pau and Metta for Danny Granger and a decent starting PF.

It would be tough though because Metta is basically just a bad contract at this point in terms of trade value and Pau's value isn't what it was.

BTW, is that a reliable source? Seems sketchy.

We need to World Peace's defense. Lakers are fine as is. No need to screw with it. Kobe has already come out and stuck out his neck for Pau. He's not going anywhere.
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Posted August 23, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Imo, I feel Granger is slightly overrated.

He's not a great defender and he has some over the top ego.
Like egging on superstars like Lebron and Melo, which always results in him getting destroyed.

I know at this point of their careers Granger is better than MWP.
I'd still rather have Metta guarding Durant, Melo and Lebron though.


If we could steal a Pacer, I'd rather go after Paul George. LoL
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Posted August 23, 2012 - 11:37 PM

androsays: DO NOT dodge the swear filter again.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 12:31 AM

I wasn't trying, I didn't kno adding extra U's in [expletive] would do that

Fix it maybe :)

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 07:22 PM

We need to World Peace's defense.


Why? Danny Granger is a better defender and one of the best at the SF position

Edited by LikeABosh, August 24, 2012 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted August 24, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Why? Danny Granger is a better defender and one of the best at the SF position

LOL no he's not. He's not a good defender at all. He's constantly getting torched. He's the epitome of a one dimensional player.

We already have on paper the best team in basketball. Why mess with it?
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Posted August 24, 2012 - 08:16 PM

LOL no he's not. He's not a good defender at all. He's constantly getting torched. He's the epitome of a one dimensional player.


Lol he barely gets torched unless you're talking about the playoffs against LeBron James which no individual in the
league can guard. There's even stats that will show you he's the better defender and I can post them for you when I get to a computer if you want.

And I agree but us having the best lineup on paper doesn't have much to do with MWP, just our big 4. Didn't think about this trade at all though was just trying to point out Danny is a better defender.

Edited by LikeABosh, August 24, 2012 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted August 24, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Lol he barely gets torched unless you're talking about the playoffs against LeBron James which no individual in the
league can guard. There's even stats that will show you he's the better defender and I can post them for you when I get to a computer if you want.

And I agree but us having the best lineup on paper doesn't have much to do with MWP, just our big 4. Didn't think about this trade at all though was just trying to point out Danny is a better defender.

And I agree even tho

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 09:35 PM

I don't think Granger is a better defender than Metta even if Metta isn't quite as good as he used to be on D. But, he's still easily a better overall player. Metta has been non-existent on offense most of the time over the last 2 seasons.

If he's also available as rumored, I'd rather the Lakers go after Deng though. He's a complete upgrade over Metta, both on offense and on defense.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 10:26 AM

Post them.


Granger: PER = 12, eFG% 47, DWS = 2.2, DRtg = 102

Metta: PER = 12, eFG% 48, DWS = 1.7, DRtg = 105


Keep in mind that Granger also sees the best small forwards more often since they're almost all in the East

Edited by LikeABosh, August 25, 2012 - 10:27 AM.


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Posted February 09, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Source: Rockets Not Interested In Danny Granger

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By Marc Stein

The Houston Rockets have been linked to a potential trade for Danny Granger.

But one source said the report is inaccurate about their interest in acquiring Granger, who has a large contract.


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