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Danny Granger wants better for Indy at PF

Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:47 am
 
By Matt Moore

The Indiana Pacers are working on building off of momentum. They made the playoffs and gave a good show against the Bulls. With Darren Collison, Paul George, Roy Hibbert, and Danny Granger, and now adding George Hill, they're in a position to look for a player to get them to the next level. In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Danny Granger, resident Indiana star, Granger identified several free agents he'd like to see added to the team, and these aren't exactly value pick-ups. He wants the big guns.  
Q: Free agency will be a lot shorter once the lockout ends. What area do you guys need to address most?

GRANGER: I think with what's on the market at power forward, we have the opportunity to go get one of them. David West, Nene and Carl Landry are available. There are some good power forwards out there. I think we need to be deeper at that position.
via Q&A: Pacers' Danny Granger frustrated with NBA lockout | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com.

West has been linked with the Pacers in the past, as has Landry. Nene is widely thought to be joining a contender if he doesn't return to Denver in a mega-deal. These are all bigger names, along with Glen Davis that make up a strong power forward free agency class.

It's notable that Granger played 18 percent of his minutes last season at power forward, and that Tyler Hansbrough proved to be a suitable option at the position. Granger's public support of an upgrade doesn't speak well to Hansbrough keeping the spot. Of course, how much money Herb Simon will want to commit to the team given its eight-seed status isnt' known at this point, nor is it known how much money will be available for the Pacers to spend under the new CBA, of course. But Granger's comments do speak of the direction of the Pacers, or what Granger thinks it should be, which is a move away from youth and towards veterans that can help them contend.  
Comments

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:08 am
 

Danny Granger wants better for Indy at PF

unfortunately for Granger...the power fowards on market don't change the fate of a franchise..role-players..West(the most talented)is just a high post shooter...Indiana is on hands of Hibbert...




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Danny Granger wants better for Indy at PF

I don't see Josh McRoberts listed there anymore.  Did he get cut or traded?  

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They tried to trade him to Memphis but missed the deadline. He ie a free agent
 



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:56 am
 

Danny Granger wants better for Indy at PF

I like watching Denver, and I do like Nene but I can't for the life of me understand why he'd be given a "mega-deal".  Sure, he has a great FG% but I never felt he was a great player.  Just a quick glance at the Pacers' depth chart and I don't see Josh McRoberts listed there anymore.  Did he get cut or traded?  He's still listed on their roster but not the depth chart.  If it's just Psycho T at PF then I can see why Granger would want some help.  Of course, I don't see Jeff Foster either... so is he gone too?


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