Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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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 campaign appeared in just five games last season due to a knee injury. He had surgery in late March to remove a piece of scar tissue in his patella tendon after rehabilitation did not work. When asked if playing again was a concern Granger said: “It’s not. It’s a four- to six-month rehab and I’m on the fifth month. I’ll be ready to get on the court; it’s just a matter of when I’m fully ready to play.” Granger said he would not discuss his rehabilitation in depth until the team’s media day Sept. 27. After the Pacers were eliminated by the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Granger said pain i
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