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07:23 AM ET 10.25 | Danny Granger's return to the Pacers will likely be delayed -- though the extent to which remains uncertain. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said after practice Thursday that the strained calf suffered by Granger last week is worse than previously thought and he doubts the former All-Star forward will play in the team's regular-season opener against Orlando on Tuesday. "There's a chance he could play (against the Magic), but it's probably unlikely," Vogel said. ... [The calf strain] is not directly related to the knee injury, but Granger has not practiced for more than a week and Vogel is concerned that has kept the knee from being as strong as it needs to be. "That could be what makes this more than a day-to-day thing," Vogel said. Granger refused to rule himself out for Tuesday, however.

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October 25, 2013  07:49 AM ET

Granger should stay out as long as possible so he doesn't disrupt the chemistry.

October 25, 2013  08:34 AM ET

The Pacers Don't Need You, Bro.

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October 25, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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The question is whether granger accepts his mortality and that he is no longer the #1, 2 or 3..... Will he accept a lesser role and limited minutes in a contract year or will he be stubborn and try and do too much

I think he has already accepted it. He knows that PG is the man now.

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October 25, 2013  09:33 AM ET

He'll be traded before the deadline anyways so who cares...

October 25, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Granger for Rondo???

October 25, 2013  12:11 PM ET
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Granger for Rondo???

Probably not a trade the C's would make as they have a bunch of young F's on their roster already. They're in desperate need for a legit C. They've been playing Sullinger and Humphries at the 5 this preseason.

October 25, 2013  08:17 PM ET

The title should say "former star". He aiin't a "star" no more. Probably a bench player at best.

October 28, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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The title should say "former star". He aiin't a "star" no more. Probably a bench player at best.

My thoughts exactly. Granger hasn't been the Pacers star in a few season. He averaged 5 points a game in 5 games last season while Paul George led the team to playoff run. "Burnt-out star" is more applicable here. Hope he can return from injury though, talented guy.

 
October 28, 2013  06:30 PM ET

Man Down!!!

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