October 26, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) controls the ball against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) at Joyce Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Schultheiss-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George says Danny Granger looks about 98 percent ready

This upcoming season is starting to look like it’ll be one of the best seasons we will see in a long time.

We have Derrick Rose looking to return to the Chicago Bulls after missing an entire year and Danny Granger looking to help the Pacers get past the conference finals in hopes of winning an NBA championship.

The match up between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers was the most intense conference series between the two conferences last season, at least in my opinion. With young talent on this team, the Pacers could very well put themselves in position to pick up a top seed in the Eastern conference once again.

I could only imagine how good they would have been if Granger were able to keep healthy. Was he the missing piece of that puzzle to beating the Miami Heat? I’m sure if he would have avoided the knee problems he face last season they would have been matched up against the San Antonio Spurs.

Paul George believes Granger is almost back and know’s he’s in shape.

“I’ve seen a lot. Danny is almost back. Only thing now is I know he’s in shape, I know he’s conditioned, It’s whether he’ll fully trust putting all the moves and all the power and strength on his knees. From what I see, he looks like he’s 98 percent ready. He looks really good out there.” George said about Granger.

With a healthy Danny Granger, this Pacers team could become the most dangerous squad in the Eastern conference depending on how D-Rose and the Bulls bounce back.

Even then, Chicago will have another fight for a top seed in the division and the games between these two teams are going to be very very entertaining.

What do you think Pacers fans, if Granger can remain healthy all season do you see them winning the Eastern Conference?

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