Indiana Pacers’ forward, Danny Granger, who sat out the majority of the season after a left knee injury, said he is confident that he’ll be 100 percent healthy to start next season.
I expect to be back in the starting lineup. We really didn’t have a drop off from the team before in this team. We lost to the Heat again and my role is kind of secondary to my health.
The eight year NBA veteran, who only played five games this entire season due to multiple setbacks averaged 13.1 points, 1.0 steal and 1.5 assists this year.
During the 2011-2012 season, Granger played 62 games and averaged 20.2 points, 1.1 steal and 1.9 assists.
Granger said he has six to eight weeks left of rehab after getting a piece of scar tissue removed from his patella tendon. He said he expects to reclaim his starting wing position next to Paul George. Granger is now 30 years old.
Though the Miami Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers Monday in a decisive game seven in the Eastern Conference, if Granger was healthy he may have brought the Pacers into the finals and won them the championship. Needless to say we’ll never know now, however the future of the Pacers with a healthy Granger on board looks promising.