How Losing Danny Granger Can Help the Indiana Pacers

Posted: 30th December 2009 by Pace Miller in NBA
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A collective gasp echoed through the state of Indiana when the Pacers lost All-Star Danny Granger for four to six weeks with torn right plantar fascia (that’s his foot).  The team already wasn’t doing so well, having kicked off the season just 6-12 despite a spate of promising signings during the offseason. 

How were they possibly going to cope without Granger, the team leader in minutes, points, and steals (and second best in rebounds)? Well, so far so good.  At least not much worse.  In the nine games sans-Granger this season, the Indiana Pacers have compiled an unremarkable 3-6 record.  Percentage-wise, the Pacers are actually doing as well with Granger as without him this season (both 0.33). 
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