Tick, tick, tick, tick. That’s the seconds passing by until the NBA’s 3 p.m. (eastern) trade deadine. My Twitter timeline has been full of questions (almost as many as the daily Danny Granger questions) about what moves the Pacers are going to make. I was told there’s about a “20 percent” chance that the Pacers make a move. And if they do make a move, it’ll likely only be a minor one (Gerald Green, D.J. Augustin or Tyler Hansbrough). Before you get upset about the possible lack of movement, you have to realize the Pacers are only a half game behind the New York Knicks for the No. 2 seed in the East after they punked the Big City boys on Wednesday. The Pacers do not have to make a move. It makes no sense to make a move just to make one. J.J. Redick? The Pacers don’t want to give up a first-round draft pick for Redick. “We feel really good about the team that we have going forward,” coach Frank Vogel said. The Pacers are going to make a move. And it’s going to be for a familiar face. He’s averaging 18.2 points in his career and he’s led the Pacers in scoring each of the past five seasons. His name is Danny Granger. Here’s the bonus: The Pacers won’t have to give up a player or draft pick for him. So for those of you aching for the Pacers to make a move, relax, that player will make his season debut either Friday or Saturday against the Detroit Pistons.
Danny Granger expected to debut this weekend
Indianapolis Star | Feb 21