The Indiana Pacers were hoping to enter the 2012-13 NBA season with improved depth after shaking up their roster considerably during the summer.
What depth they do have took a hit Tuesday and will be tested early and often.
Pacers forward Danny Granger has been dealing with pain in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. That leaves Indiana without its top scorer each of the past five seasons for now, starting with tonight’s season opener at Toronto.
How will the Pacers look to compensate for Granger’s loss, however long it might last?
Conventional wisdom says the Pacers have been dealt a huge blow with this early loss, given that Granger, as mentioned above, has led the team in scoring each season since 2007-08. One could argue, however, that despite missing the points Granger provides night-in and night-out, this setback could benefit Indiana long-term.
Granger has a history of missing extensive time with injury; he has played just one f...