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Indiana Pacers Swingman Danny Granger proclaimed his mediocre squad to be the 2nd best team in the East yesterday, essentially saying it was a two team conference with the Heat and the Pacers battling for supremacy, and then the Brooklyn Nets emerging as a threat with their new starting lineup of Williams, Lopez, Humphries, Wallace and Joe Johnson.
“It’s going to be tough,” he said. “Brooklyn, they are going to be a threat. Obviously Miami is going to be there, but I think we still view ourselves as a top-2 team in the East.”
Looking past the fact that the Pacers just rewarded Roy Hibbert with a Ludicrous 4 years/58 Million dollar contract, Indiana appears to be in danger of falling into Atlanta Hawks territory. Good enough to qualify for a decent seed in the East, but ultimately lacking the makeup and starpower to make any serious noise in the playoffs. Granger’s comments sound like they are coming from a player with a higher view of himself than his play has merited. He has played at an All Star level in small spurts, but is unable to put it together and make “the leap”. His utter disrespect for the reloaded Celtics ring similar to the comments David West had for the C’s last season when he turned down more money per season in Green to play in the Midwest “for a team with a chance to win”. How did that one work out for you, David? And Granger, do something on the court before you go running your mouth.Rob Levenfeld 8/07/2012 09:56:00 AM Tweet