Well, the Indiana Pacers wanted to move up the ladder in the Eastern Conference to compete with the likes of the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics and now they are finding out first hand what that all entails.
Persevering through the injuries is part of achieving such success.
And now the Pacers will have the next three months to show the rest of the league if they can walk that walk.
The Pacers announced Wednesday that their franchise player, Danny Granger, could be out until February after receiving an injection in his left knee to treat left patellar tendinitis. He is expected to miss at least the next three months of action.
In all, Granger’s absence could exclude him from 46 of the Pacers regular season games, putting the onus on the entire team to step up in his absence. A large part of that duty, however, will be placed upon Gerald Green and Sam Young who will likely swap starts while Granger is out.
It's going to have to be a team concept," head coach Frank Vogel s...