(INDIANAPOLIS) — As if the 8-0 Indiana Pacers haven’t had a good enough start to the season, reinforcements are coming as forward Danny Granger is nearing a return to practice.
Granger has yet to play this season with a strained left calf and is coming off a 2011-2012 season in which he appeared in just five games.
Even though he’s getting closer and closer to getting back on the court, the team isn’t willing to give a specific date or time period.
“I think it’s really a new beginning of the process of getting him game minutes and his game timing back with his legs,” Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said. “I’m not sure when his return date will be.”
Since being drafted by the Pacers back in 2005, Granger has averaged 18.1 points per game during his career, and is a former All Star.
The return of Granger will provide a big scoring boost to an already potent Pacers lineup. Even though the Pacers have the best defense in the NBA, they’re averaging just 94.9 points per game, which ranks 23rd in the NBA.
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