Danny Granger Practices For Real for the First Time This Season
Since he was ruled out for several months before the season started, there has been no timetable for Danny Granger’s return to action. But the team has been expecting — at least hoping — he would return in late January or early February. That first date was obviously over-optimistic, but on January 13, Frank Vogel said he would be surprised if Granger wasn’t on the court in a real game before the All-Star break.
The first major step towards that becoming a reality took place today, as Granger participated in a scrimmage with his teammates for the first time this season, according to local beat writers.
Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star tweeted the following:
Danny Granger took part in a live half court scrimmage for the first time 2day. And before u ask there’s still NO timetable for his return.
— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA) January 31, 2013
And Scott Agness of Pacers.com has even more encouraging info about Danny shaking off some rust.
Danny Granger took part in his first live action in practice — 20min in half-court. Then, he took PG’s and Hill’s money in their shoot-off.
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) January 31, 2013
Yup. Sounds like Danny being Danny.