Although most of the attention was on Derrick Rose's return on Saturday's preseason game between the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers, it was also Danny Granger's return to the court. After missing most of last season due to a knee injury, the Pacers' small forward came off the bench and scored six points on 2 of 10 shooting, and played 29 minutes.
Granger was definitely trying to contribute offensively, but ended up airballing a three and missing a couple layups in transition- He was trying to get comfortable on the court.
As reported by ESPN.com, head coach Frank Vogel noticed Granger's trouble and stated,
"He was a little rusty, and I wouldn't expect anything but that. His game condition is in the final part of his recovery."Granger also spoke to media about his return, and landing his first three pointer by stating.
"It was a good first step. My second wind didn't kick in during the first half like it usually does, but it was good to get that under my belt."Once fully healthy, Granger can will be able to add valuable offense off the bench.