Over the previous 122 games for the Indiana Pacers (including last year's playoffs), Danny Granger has only played in five contests for a grand total of 74 minutes. He simply hasn't been a part of the Pacers' attack or game plan on the court since the start of the 2012-13 season due to various injuries. That could all be changing at the end of this week.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, Granger said there is a "good chance" he'll play Friday against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Pacers forward Danny Granger says there is "a good chance" he makes his season debut on Friday.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) December 10, 2013
This Pacers team is already terrifyingly deep and adding Granger as a secondary weapon or a weapon off the bench could add even more firepower to what they do. Just a couple seasons ago, Granger was one of the most important players on the roster and someone the team was sort of built around. In his absence with a knee injury last season, Paul George emerged as the go-to guy and they've been hoping to work Granger into the fold in some way ever since.
Indiana plays the Miami Heat tonight in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals from 2013.