Indiana Pacers trade rumors about a Danny Granger trade got addressed by coach Frank Vogel on Wednesday night (Jan. 30). According to the report, the Pacers do plan on adding a player to the roster before the NBA trade deadline, but it was merely a play on words by Vogel. That player is Granger, who still hasn't played a game for the Pacers this season.
A lot of conjecture has been made that the Pacers don't need Granger now that Paul George has become a star on his own. That could make Granger the focus of many NBA trade rumors over the next few weeks, especially because he has just one more year on his current contract. With how well the Pacers have been playing, though, the franchise may want to see how this team can do in the postseason.
Indiana is currently tied with the Brooklyn Nets for the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference, dictating that they are playing for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Getting Granger back from his injury would definitely add to the depth of the Pacers and give the team yet another weapon from three-point range. Even if George continues to play well, it couldn't hurt to have a weapon as good as Granger coming off the bench.
Though Danny Granger trade talk will likely continue, he will be back before the All-Star break to give the Pacers a taste of what the current roster can offer. Fantasy basketball owners would definitely love to see a trade, simply because Granger could get more minutes with another team. At this point, there are a lot of Indiana Pacers trade rumors out there, but the team doesn't have to rush into a decision. Indiana can hold on to Granger and revisit trade options in the offseason.
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