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We found out earlier this week that small forward Danny Granger expects to return as a starter for the Indiana Pacers despite missing all but five games this season and the fact that the team did so well without him. Coach Frank Vogel didn’t rule that out, but he also only told reporters – including Zac Keefer of The Indianapolis Star – that Granger would “probably” return as a starter.“Probably,” he said. “We gotta see how he returns. My anticipation is that he’s going to have a full recovery. I told him if he returns to full health and the ability that he’s exhibited throughout his career, then he’ll be the starter.”Vogel added stipulations, including that the Pacers will have to see how the former All-Star returns from his injury. Of course, the coach expects him to have a full recovery, and if that Granger is able to continue the level of production he previously had he’ll be a starter.However, Vogel has also challenged Lance Stephenson, who broke out this year in Granger’s absence, to not let this happen.Competition is great for the Pacers, but it could result in the team looking to trade Granger or someone else to make room for his return. Again, too many good players is always a nice ‘problem’ to have, but it will be interesting to see how Indiana’s roster shakes up as the new season approaches.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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So how did you start your summer vacation? Maybe a little trip to the beach or did you do some barbequing? Well Indiana Pacers gritty shooting guard Lance Stephenson was sent on summer vacation when the Miami Heat defeated Indiana in a laughable Game 7 on Monday. Since he’s already in Miami he should take in some of the local sights like strip clubs and watching two women slap...
Considering the Pacers laid a humongous egg in Game 7 against the Heat, I am inclined to say the team didn’t deserve any stripper love. But, it is a long season, so it’s reasonable if you are already in South Beach, you might as well hit up King of Diamonds to let some young lady twerk your sorrows away.
The strippers though at KOD weren’t that happy with Lance Stephenson....
College athletes are very competitive people. If you give them a challenge, especially a fun one, there’s a pretty good chance that they will try to beat it with a vengeance.
Enter the #RoyHibbertChallenge.
During the final game of the Eastern Conference Finals, Pacers center Roy Hibbert was caught chugging a Gatorade on TV before ABC went to commercial. But this was not a normal...
Got 2 of these now. 1 from a real good friend here in Indy. The other from the @pacers Def man cave material. twitter.com/Hoya2aPacer/st…
— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) June 7, 2013
Now that his season has ended, Roy Hibbert is doing some redecorating around his house – starting with not one, but two posters of one of his more memorable blocks of the postseason.
Despite the Indiana Pacers getting eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals, it appears that Indiana guard Lance Stephenson is enjoying his time away from the court.
Yesterday, he posted to interesting video to the web-sharing video site “Vine” of him watching a couple of women slap each other in a boxing ring:
Holy crap, is this foxy boxing?
Lance Stephenson posts unique...
The Indiana Pacers’ season is over, so apparently Roy Hibbert has time to do a little decorating of his “man cave.”
The Pacers center tweeted a photo Thursday night of two framed photos he received of his memorable blocked shot of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals that he plans to hang up. The block was a signature moment...
Donnie Walsh has no idea if Larry Bird will return as president of the Indiana Pacers.
Walsh spoke with Bird shortly before the playoffs began and didn't glean anything about his plans.
“I told him he should come back, but he didn't really give me an answer, so I said that's the last time I was going to ask,” Walsh said. “And it was.”
The Sacramento Kings are...
Carmelo Anthony may never accept an invitation to Roy Hibbert's house but, if he does, the New York Knicks star might want to avoid his host's man cave.
Hibbert, the Indiana Pacers' 7-foot-2 center who tormented the Knicks forward during the Eastern Conference semifinals, is planning on decorating his house with not one — but at least a couple — large, framed posters...
The Pacers definitely need to upgrade their point guard position.
They were so close to the NBA finals. So close they could see it. They could feel it. They were packed for it.
But close was as far as the Indiana Pacers would get. At least this year.
On a side note, I wish Paul George would have taken a picture of his suitcase. I was dying to see what his finals wardrobe consisted of. Maybe I can contact his stylist. Or Krissy from...
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