The Pacers have a real chance of winning the East this season, but they have some issues regarding their rotation. Danny Granger missed most of last season with a knee injury, and he will be back and healthy this year. Lance Stephenson started in his place, and he emerged as a good player. Now, with Granger back, there is much speculation as to who will start. According to Scott Agness of Pacers.com, Granger will come off the bench for the first preseason game against the Bulls:
Vogel says Stephenson will start tomorrow vs Bulls and he expects to play Granger about 24 minutes.
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) October 4, 2013
The preseason actually has little to do with what happens in the regular season, so this may not mean much. Expect Frank Vogel to tinker with the lineups in preseason in training camp. I think Granger should come off the bench, that means Indiana will have Danny Granger, Luis Scola, C.J. Watson, and Ian Mahimi. That will be one of the best benches in the league, and that will correct the issues they had last season. Plus, it really only matter who finishes games. It will be more important to see how Paul George and Granger will fit now that George has emerged as a star. Danny Granger could be traded before the end of the season.