Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is almost ready to return to action. He's been close to returning but he has been declared out for Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons. Granger has yet to play in a game this season due to a knee injury. Ryan Field of Fox Sports Detroit and Indiana Pacers beat writer Scott Agnes tweeted about his status, saying that Danny Granger could go out a play but is being held back.
Granger's name came up during trade talks but not much developed. With the deadline now over, the Pacers will be cautious with Granger. There is no reason to rush him back to action. The Pacers are currently third in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 33-21, including winning seven of their last 10. They look to be in good shape and could certainly use Danny Granger during the playoffs. The potential benefits of bringing in Danny Granger a little early does not seem to be enough to persuade coach Vogel that he should be playing. Regardless, its good to hear that Danny Granger will soon be back in the fold for the Indiana Pacers
Danny Granger remains out for the Pacers. Vogel says he could play right now, but wants to make sure he is 100% before he takes the floor.
— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldFSD) February 22, 2013
"He's cleared to play but we're not going to throw him out there if he's not sharp, not in shape or have his rhythm and timing down" - Vogel
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) February 22, 2013