Oct 5, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) is defended by Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (22) at Bankers life Fieldhouse. Bulls beat Pacers 82-76. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers’ Danny Granger not expected back Friday


Indiana Pacers’ forward Danny Granger was expected to return to action Friday.

Despite Granger’s ability to sing “Holy Grail” and have it played with Justin Timberlake in attendance, he is now not expected to play Friday.

“I don’t like where I’m at with my timing and my rhythm and obviously my conditioning,” Granger told Scott Agness of Pacers.com. “…I don’t feel like I’m ready yet. I dribbled the ball off my foot a couple times and just things where you haven’t [been] playing. Lost the ball in transition on a pass. My rhythm isn’t there yet.”

Granger clearly doesn’t want to return too early and the Pacers, who have a 19-3 record, can afford to let him get completely healthy.

“By all means, I could physically play, easily,” Granger explained. “Like I said, it’s more of a rhythm thing. When you’re playing at those type of speeds, you have to do it for a while to get used to doing it again.”

The Pacers will host the Charlotte Bobcats at 7:00 pm EST Friday night.

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