Indiana Pacers star forward Danny Granger, out all season with a left knee injury, went through his first full-court practice Sunday and could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday against the Charlotte Bobcats, the Indianapolis Star reported.

One question remains, however: How long would he remain in the Pacers’ lineup as the trade deadline approaches?

"I thought he looked great," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said Sunday about Granger's first extensive practice. "We have to see how his body responds, obviously. Have him go through another practice Tuesday and see where we're at. I think it could be helpful to get his feet wet on Wednesday, but we have to make sure he feels good."

The Pacers are currently in third place in the Eastern Conference (first in the Central Division), thanks largely to the emergence of Paul George as an All-Star who’s been leading the team in Granger’s absence.

George’s play has led some to speculate that rather than risk the team’s chemistry, the Pacers might be willing to listen to trade offers for Granger, especially if he proves his knee is healthy before the Feb. 21 deadline.

The Houston Rockets, according to HoopsWorld, are most interested in Granger.

HoopsWorld reports that, internally, the Pacers have some doubts about the condition of Granger’s knee, and whether he will ever be able to sustain a high level of play for 82 games plus the playoffs.

That, together with George’s play, have them considering whether it might not be best to trade Granger now and turn the team over to George.

That means they must decide if it's important for Granger to play before the All-Star break this weekend or wait until Feb. 20 against the New York Knicks, only a day before the trade deadline.

Granger, who, according to the Star, is staying in Indianapolis over the break to continue working out, could only help a Pacers offense that is near the bottom of the league in scoring (92.8 per game), although they’ve averaged 103 per game in their past eight.