Found September 19, 2013 on RealGM:
Indiana-pacers-los-angeles
Danny Granger missed most of last season with knee issues, but he is expected to return this season and senses that the Indiana Pacers are again legitimate title contenders. Granger handled the brunt of the Pacers' offensive load in past seasons, prior to the emergence of Paul George. The 30-year-old is looking forward to George -- and teammates like Roy Hibbert and George Hill -- to take additional pressure off him. “[George] takes a lot of the pressure away from me,” Granger admitted. “I’ve carried a lot of it for so many years and I’m older now, I’m 30, and I tell Paul and George and all them, ‘Man, when I was ya’ll age.’ It takes a lot of pressure off of me. He can create and do his things. And Paul, he’s on his way.” Granger is confident he can co-exist with George.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Danny Granger “Anticipates” Playing In Preseason

The starting forward for the Pacers is almost back. Granger, recovering from knee surgery is nearing his sixth month of rehab. Granger did a Q&A with Dime Magazine, in which he revealed that he expects to play in the preseason. Dime: Are you restricted at all in the stuff you can do, or are you full-on right now? DG: I’m still in the middle of my rehab. I’m in a six month...

Granger wants to get back on the court before addressing his role

Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger isn’t ready to answer questions about whether he or Lance Stephenson will be in the starting lineup when the season opens. “I’ve got to play first” he said. “That’s the question I’ve got to answer first.” Granger who spoke to the media at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday about his role in the NBA’s Dribble to Stop Diabetes...

Paul George Shows Promise as Future Potential Star, But Maximum Contract Extension Still a Gamble

Paul George intends to be in Indiana for a long time, and the Pacers should be fine with that. With George declaring confidently that a long-term contract with the team is “going to get done” before the season begins, it seems like a no-brainer that the budding All-Star and last year’s most improved player will get the five-year, “designated player” extension with the Pacers...

Video: Paul George raps on Instagram

Indiana Pacers forward, Paul George, shows off his rapping skills via a short Instagram video. The defensive specialist spits about being loved over seas, and haters, among other things. It seems like every NBA player wants to be a rapper, and every rapper dreams of playing pro ball. What ever happened to being content with what you have? All jokes aside, Paul George, isn’t half...

Danny Granger Expects To Play In Preseason For Pacers

The Indiana Pacers will be an even more formidable opponent with the addition of Luis Scola and Danny Grangers return from injury. After getting within a game of the NBA Finals, being able to have the versatile Granger return from injury with no pressure of being the star will surely land them on top of several NBA power rankings. Granger will have to work to mesh his game with the...

Paul George Says He'll Sign Extension With Pacers

Paul George has publicly said he will sign a long-term extension with the Indiana Pacers. “(A long-term contract) is going to get done,” George said. “There will be a deal signed and sealed on the table before the season. We’re (George and Pacers management) on the same page.” George would become a restricted free agent next offseason if he doesn't sign an extension...

Paul George Says He Will Sign Long Term Deal With Pacers Before Season

Paul George is entering the final year of his contract, but he has plans to stay with the Indiana Pacers and says he intends on signing a long term deal with the team before the season starts. According to The Indianapolis Star: “(A long-term contract) is going to get done,” George told The Indianapolis Star. “There will be a deal signed and sealed on the table before the season...

Pacers forward Paul George has found a home in Indiana

Paul George has found another reason to enjoy Indianapolis — one that is obvious only to those that know him extremely well. “It’s great fishing here” said George who has fond memories of family fishing trips while growing up in southern California. “Nice or bad weather I’ll have a line in the water.” On the verge of superstardom in a league that often sees its young...

Paul George says he will sign a long-term contract with Pacers before the season

Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George said today the team’s fans don’t need to worry about him going anywhere. Indianapolis is his professional home and he plans to be here for a long time. “(A long-term contract) is going to get done” George told The Indianapolis Star. “There will be a deal signed and sealed on the table before the season. We’re (George and Pacers...

Paul George And More Rap For Damian Lillard’s 4 Bar Friday

Damian Lillard introduced a new trend he’s trying to get going through Instagram and Twitter called ’4 Bar Friday,’ a weekly freestyle challenge in which he encourages fans and NBA players to send in a 4 bar rap. So far, on the NBA side, Pacers’ Paul George, Knicks’ Iman Shumpert and Blazers’ CJ McCollum have taken part in addition to Lillard.

Paul George Says “A Long Term Contract Will Be Signed Before The Season”

Many speculated that Paul George would leave the small market Pacers next summer to play in brighter lights. Well, you can put an end to those thoughts. George stated that he will indeed sign a long-term contract with Indiana before the season starts. “(A long-term contract) is going to get done,” George told The Indianapolis Star. “There will be a deal signed and sealed on...

Paul George is Not Leaving Indiana

Being from Los Angeles, the speculation that Indiana Pacers guard Paul George would leave the squad after this season for brighter lights was gaining quite the traction in the rumor mills. Alas, it appears George will be a Pacer for the foreseeable future. While talking with the Indianapolis Star, George let it be known that […]

Paul George says he’ll sign ontract extension with Pacers before season

All-Star forward Paul George told The Indianapolis Star on Wednesday that he plans to sign a long-term contract with the Pacers before the season begins. “(A long-term contract) is going to get done,” said 
Pacers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.