Indiana Pacers: Paul George not worried about Danny Granger coming back

April 03, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) and shooting guard Paul George (24) celebrate during the game against the New York Knicks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeated New York 112-104. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Granger spent most of last season injured. In his absence the Indiana Pacers took the Miami Heat to a game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals, led by the Most Improved Player award winner Paul George. With Granger set to make a return next season, many have questioned how the two players will fit together.

Granger and George have obviously found ways to coexist before, but that was before George developed into an All-Star who demands more looks. While many are worried, George is not.

“Even my second year in the league and my rookie year, we were still able to play off one another,” George said. “I didn’t have as big of a role as I do now, but we still did a good job playing off one another.”


Granger will obviously need the ball in his hands, especially since he has said that he wants to be in the starting lineup. However, he has not been oblivious to just how good George has become and will probably pick his spots a lot more next season rather than putting up a lot of shots in isolation.

Topics: Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers, Paul George

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