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Danny Granger

31-Year-Old    PF,SF    Phoenix Suns

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

6.3

REB

2.7

AST

0.6

STL

0.4

BLK

0.2

2014-15 NBA ROS Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Granger will spend his 10th season in the league playing for the Heat. He managed to spend time with three franchises last season (Pacers, Clippers, and Sixers) but will likely be an integral piece off the bench for the transitional Heat team. Last season, the pride of the U...

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HT: 6' 8"   WT: 235 lbs   DOB: 3/20/1983  College: New Mexico   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #17 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to the Suns in February 2015.

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Danny Granger NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 22 78 22.6 7.5 4.9 1.2 0.7 0.8 0.4 46.2 77.7 1.0 1.7 3.2 1.2 32.3 2.8 6.1 1.5 1.9
2006-07 23 82 34.0 13.9 4.6 1.4 0.8 0.7 1.3 45.9 80.3 1.6 1.4 3.3 3.5 38.2 4.9 10.6 2.9 3.6
2007-08 24 80 36.0 19.6 6.1 2.1 1.2 1.1 2.1 44.6 85.2 2.1 1.2 4.9 5.3 40.4 6.7 15.1 4.0 4.7
2008-09 25 67 36.2 25.8 5.1 2.7 1.0 1.4 2.7 44.7 87.8 2.5 0.7 4.4 6.7 40.4 8.5 19.1 6.0 6.9
2009-10 26 62 36.7 24.1 5.5 2.8 1.5 0.8 2.5 42.8 84.8 2.5 1.1 4.4 7.1 36.1 7.9 18.4 5.9 6.9
2010-11 27 IND 79 35.0 20.5 5.4 2.6 1.1 0.8 2.0 42.5 84.8 2.6 1.1 4.3 5.2 38.6 6.8 15.9 5.0 5.9
2011-12 28 IND 62 33.3 18.7 5.0 1.8 1.0 0.6 2.0 41.6 87.3 1.8 1.3 3.7 5.2 38.1 6.3 15.2 4.1 4.7
2012-13 29 IND 5 14.8 5.4 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.4 28.6 62.5 0.8 0.6 1.2 2.0 20.0 2.0 7.0 1.0 1.6
2013-14 30 IND 29 22.5 8.3 3.6 1.1 0.3 0.4 1.1 35.9 96.2 1.2 0.8 2.8 3.2 33.0 2.8 7.7 1.8 1.8
2013-14 30 LAC 12 16.2 8.0 2.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 1.0 42.9 85.7 0.8 0.6 1.8 2.8 35.3 3.0 7.0 1.0 1.2
2013-14 30 PHI 29 22.5 8.3 3.6 1.1 0.3 0.4 1.1 35.9 96.2 1.2 0.8 2.8 3.2 33.0 2.8 7.7 1.8 1.8
2013-14 30 IND/LAC/PHI 70 21.4 8.3 3.4 1.1 0.3 0.4 1.1 37.0 95.0 1.2 0.8 2.6 3.2 33.3 2.8 7.6 1.6 1.7
2014-15 31 MIA 30 20.4 6.3 2.7 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.0 40.1 75.7 0.8 0.7 2.0 2.8 35.7 2.2 5.4 0.9 1.2
2014-15 31 PHO 30 20.4 6.3 2.7 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.0 40.1 75.7 0.8 0.7 2.0 2.8 35.7 2.2 5.4 0.9 1.2
2014-15 31 MIA/PHO 60 20.4 6.3 2.7 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.0 40.1 75.7 0.8 0.7 2.0 2.8 35.7 2.2 5.4 0.9 1.2
Rest Of Season Projections 31 PHO 4 2.3 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Danny Granger
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Danny Granger NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 16.8 2.8 2.0 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 26.3 100.0 1.2 0.0 2.0 1.4 14.3 1.0 3.8 0.6 0.6
Last 10 Games 10 20.5 5.0 2.7 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.6 32.8 85.7 1.3 0.3 2.4 2.4 25.0 1.9 5.8 0.6 0.7

 

Danny Granger Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Danny Granger – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#5 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #6 Shooting Guard

1.  P.J. Tucker

2.  Marcus Morris

3.  Gerald Green

4.  Reggie Bullock

5.  Danny Granger

6.  T.J. Warren

Phoenix Suns

True Shooting Percentage

52.7%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Danny Granger has a true shooting percentage of 52.7%.

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Danny Granger NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 22 78 36.0 12.0 7.8 1.8 1.2 1.3 0.6 46.2 77.7 1.6 2.7 5.2 1.9 32.3 4.5 9.7 2.3 3.0
2006-07 23 82 36.0 14.8 4.9 1.5 0.9 0.8 1.4 45.9 80.3 1.7 1.5 3.5 3.7 38.2 5.1 11.2 3.1 3.8
2007-08 24 80 36.0 19.6 6.1 2.1 1.2 1.1 2.1 44.6 85.2 2.1 1.2 4.9 5.3 40.4 6.7 15.1 4.0 4.7
2008-09 25 67 36.0 25.7 5.1 2.7 1.0 1.4 2.7 44.7 87.8 2.5 0.7 4.3 6.7 40.4 8.5 19.0 6.0 6.8
2009-10 26 62 36.0 23.7 5.4 2.7 1.5 0.8 2.5 42.8 84.8 2.5 1.1 4.3 6.9 36.1 7.7 18.0 5.7 6.8
2010-11 27 IND 79 36.0 21.1 5.5 2.6 1.2 0.8 2.0 42.5 84.8 2.7 1.1 4.4 5.3 38.6 7.0 16.4 5.1 6.1
2011-12 28 IND 62 36.0 20.2 5.4 1.9 1.1 0.7 2.1 41.6 87.3 1.9 1.4 4.0 5.6 38.1 6.8 16.4 4.4 5.1
2012-13 29 IND 5 36.0 13.1 4.4 1.5 1.0 0.5 1.0 28.6 62.5 1.9 1.5 2.9 4.9 20.0 4.9 17.0 2.4 3.9
2013-14 30 IND 29 36.0 13.3 5.8 1.8 0.5 0.7 1.7 35.9 96.2 2.0 1.3 4.5 5.2 33.0 4.4 12.3 2.8 2.9
2013-14 30 LAC 12 36.0 17.8 5.2 1.5 0.6 0.7 2.2 42.9 85.7 1.9 1.3 3.9 6.3 35.3 6.7 15.6 2.2 2.6
2013-14 30 PHI 29 36.0 13.3 5.8 1.8 0.5 0.7 1.7 35.9 96.2 2.0 1.3 4.5 5.2 33.0 4.4 12.3 2.8 2.9
2013-14 30 IND/LAC/PHI 70 36.0 13.9 5.7 1.8 0.5 0.7 1.8 37.0 95.0 2.0 1.3 4.4 5.3 33.3 4.7 12.7 2.7 2.9
2014-15 31 MIA 30 36.0 11.0 4.7 1.0 0.8 0.4 1.8 40.1 75.7 1.4 1.2 3.5 4.9 35.7 3.8 9.5 1.6 2.2
2014-15 31 PHO 30 36.0 11.0 4.7 1.0 0.8 0.4 1.8 40.1 75.7 1.4 1.2 3.5 4.9 35.7 3.8 9.5 1.6 2.2
2014-15 31 MIA/PHO 60 36.0 11.0 4.7 1.0 0.8 0.4 1.8 40.1 75.7 1.4 1.2 3.5 4.9 35.7 3.8 9.5 1.6 2.2
Rest Of Season Projections 31 PHO 4 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Danny Granger
Preseason Projections 31 MIA 56 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Danny Granger

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Danny Granger NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 22 78 1765 587 384 90 58 62 30 46.2 77.7 80 131 253 93 32.3 221 478 115 148
2006-07 23 82 2785 1142 381 114 66 61 110 45.9 80.3 135 114 267 288 38.2 398 867 236 294
2007-08 24 80 2876 1567 486 166 95 84 171 44.6 85.2 171 93 393 423 40.4 537 1205 322 378
2008-09 25 67 2424 1728 341 183 69 97 182 44.7 87.8 165 49 292 450 40.4 571 1277 404 460
2009-10 26 62 2277 1497 342 171 94 51 158 42.8 84.8 157 67 275 438 36.1 488 1139 363 428
2010-11 27 IND 79 2763 1622 425 203 89 62 157 42.5 84.8 206 87 338 407 38.6 535 1260 395 466
2011-12 28 IND 62 2062 1159 307 109 62 40 123 41.6 87.3 110 79 228 323 38.1 391 941 254 291
2012-13 29 IND 5 74 27 9 3 2 1 2 28.6 62.5 4 3 6 10 20.0 10 35 5 8
2013-14 30 IND 29 653 242 105 33 9 13 31 35.9 96.2 36 24 81 94 33.0 80 223 51 53
2013-14 30 LAC 12 194 96 28 8 3 4 12 42.9 85.7 10 7 21 34 35.3 36 84 12 14
2013-14 30 PHI 29 653 242 105 33 9 13 31 35.9 96.2 36 24 81 94 33.0 80 223 51 53
2013-14 30 IND/LAC/PHI 70 1500 580 238 74 21 30 74 37.0 95.0 82 55 183 222 33.3 196 530 114 120
2014-15 31 MIA 30 613 188 80 17 13 6 30 40.1 75.7 24 20 60 84 35.7 65 162 28 37
2014-15 31 PHO 30 613 188 80 17 13 6 30 40.1 75.7 24 20 60 84 35.7 65 162 28 37
2014-15 31 MIA/PHO 60 1226 376 160 34 26 12 60 40.1 75.7 48 40 120 168 35.7 130 324 56 74
Rest Of Season Projections 31 PHO 4 9 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Danny Granger
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Danny Granger NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2005-06 22 78 22.6 54.0 49.4 12.6 11.2 1.1 10.4
2006-07 23 82 34.0 57.3 52.2 9.2 10.8 0.8 13.4
2007-08 24 80 36.0 57.1 51.7 9.7 10.0 1.0 18.8
2008-09 25 67 36.2 58.4 51.8 10.0 9.0 1.1 22.3
2009-10 26 62 36.7 56.4 49.8 10.3 9.5 1.1 20.7
2010-11 27 IND 79 35.0 55.4 48.7 10.8 11.0 1.0 17.7
2011-12 28 IND 62 33.3 54.2 48.1 8.5 8.5 1.0 15.8
2012-13 29 IND 5 14.8 35.0 31.4 6.6 8.8 0.8 2.0
2013-14 30 IND 29 22.5 49.1 42.8 10.5 11.4 0.9 7.6
2013-14 30 LAC 12 16.2 53.2 50.0 7.4 9.2 0.8 6.6
2013-14 30 PHI 29 22.5 49.1 42.8 10.5 11.4 0.9 7.6
2013-14 30 IND/LAC/PHI 70 21.4 49.8 44.0 10.0 11.1 0.9 7.4
2014-15 31 MIA 30 20.4 52.7 49.4 7.8 10.9 0.7 5.8
2014-15 31 PHO 30 20.4 52.7 49.4 7.8 10.9 0.7 5.8
2014-15 31 MIA/PHO 60 20.4 52.7 49.4 7.8 10.9 0.7 5.8
Rest Of Season Projections 31 PHO 4 2.3 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Danny Granger
Preseason Projections 31 MIA 56 21.6 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Danny Granger

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Danny Granger 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Mar 4 at ORL                                
Mar 2 at MIA                                
Feb 28 SAS                                
Feb 26 OKC                                
Feb 25 at DEN                                
Feb 23 BOS                                
Feb 21 at CHI                                
Feb 20 at MIN                                
Feb 10 HOU                                
Feb 8 at SAC                                
Feb 6 UTA                                
Feb 5 at POR                                
Feb 2 MEM                                
Jan 31 at GSW                                
Jan 30 CHI 16 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 4 0 1 1
Jan 28 WAS                                
Jan 25 LAC                                
Jan 23 HOU 13 6 2 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Jan 21 POR 20 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 2
Jan 19 LAL                                
Jan 16 MIN 11 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 1
Jan 13 CLE 24 2 4 0 1 0 3 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 5
Jan 11 at MEM 24 6 3 2 0 0 2 3 9 0 0 0 3 2 1 2
Jan 9 at SAS                                
Jan 7 at MIN                                
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Jan 6 at MIL                                
Jan 4 TOR 31 3 4 3 0 1 0 1 7 1 2 0 3 0 4 2
Jan 2 PHI                                
Dec 31 at OKC 25 14 3 0 1 0 2 6 9 0 0 2 4 0 3 4
Dec 30 at NOP                                
Dec 28 at LAL                                
Dec 26 at SAC                                
Dec 23 DAL 23 6 3 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 0 2 3 0 3 1
Dec 21 at WAS 18 7 4 0 1 0 0 2 7 2 2 1 4 1 3 5
Dec 20 at NYK                                
Dec 17 at CHA                                
Dec 15 MIL                                
Dec 14 at OKC 20 4 3 0 2 1 1 1 6 2 2 0 3 2 1 5
Dec 12 DET 14 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 3 2 0 0
Dec 9 MIA                                
Dec 8 at LAC                                
Dec 6 at HOU                                
Dec 5 at DAL 27 7 0 1 0 2 2 2 4 1 5 2 3 0 0 5
Dec 2 IND                                
Nov 30 ORL                                
Nov 28 at DEN                                
Nov 26 DEN                                
Nov 24 at TOR                                
Nov 22 at IND                                
Nov 21 at PHI                                
Nov 19 at DET                                
Nov 17 at BOS 20 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Nov 15 at LAC                                
Nov 14 CHA                                
Nov 12 BKN                                
Nov 9 GSW                                
Nov 7 SAC                                
Nov 5 MEM                                
Nov 4 at LAL                                
Nov 1 at UTA                                
Oct 31 SAS                                
Oct 29 LAL                                

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Danny Granger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Granger, who was traded from the Heat to the Suns on Thursday, is not expected to play in Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Granger was dealt to the Suns on Thursday, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Granger played a season-high 36 minutes against the Bucks on Tuesday en route to 14 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and one steal as a starter.

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Granger will likely get the start at small forward Tuesday, the Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports.

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Granger returned to the bench Friday, scoring six points (3-3 FG) and adding two rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 13 minutes against the Pacers.

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Granger started at small forward against the Hornets on Wednesday in place of Luol Deng (illness). The short-term starter played for 20 minutes and contributed just three points, one rebound, one steal, and one block.

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Granger will get the start Wednesday against the Hornets.

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Granger scored three points (1-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), to go along with three assists, four rebounds, and a block in 31 minutes on Sunday.

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Granger had a season-high 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) Saturday against the Grizzlies to go along with three rebounds in 28 minutes.

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Granger didn't complete a full minute of action Friday against the Wizards, despite the fact that he was healthy and available, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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Granger (illness) participated in shootarouond and is expected to be available Friday.

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Granger (illness) sat out his second straight game on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

All the news coming out of the organization is that Granger (knee) looks great, and while he may not be the same player in 2013-14 as he was in his prime, he will still bring a lot of things to the table that are enticing from a fantasy perspective. He has averaged 2.0-plus three-pointers in each of his last five full seasons dating back to 2007-08, and it's even possible that we could see him touch his career high (2.7 per game in 2008-09) in that category. The added emphasis that's been placed on the long ball over the past two seasons in the NBA and the current construction of the Pacers both point to a big year for the 30-year-old wing man in that category. Paul George has ascended to the leader of the team, both on offense and defense, which will leave Granger free to spot up on the wings and in the corners for a lot of open looks. In addition to being a good shooter from distance (38 percent for his career), Granger is also a career 85 percent free-throw shooter, which gives him sneaky added value in category leagues. He will be a health risk, considering his knee injury was so severe that he debuted in late-February of last season, and was shut down again in early-March, but he should come at enough of a discount that he'll be worth a flier.

2012-13

Granger has seen his numbers steadily decline each of the past three seasons, but he was still a top-10 small forward in 2011-12. That said, the writing is on the wall that Paul George and Roy Hibbert are the future in Indiana, and Granger very well may see his stats decline once again this season. Granger doesn’t get to the line as much as he once did, but he still makes plenty of three-pointers, finishing ninth in the NBA in threes made last season. His defensive stats are no longer above average. Granger finished with a career low 0.6 blocks per game last season, and his 1.0 steals per game were his worst average since the 2006-07 season. He’s still a valuable player in fantasy, just make sure your expectations are somewhat tempered.

2011-12

After failing to exceed 67 games in either of his previous two seasons, Granger remained healthy for all of last year, playing in 79 games and averaging 20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.0 three-pointers, 1.1 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.6 turnovers. Granger’s scoring took a slight dip as his minutes were reduced, and the Pacers ran fewer plays for him while getting center Roy Hibbert more involved in the offense. With coach Frank Vogel shedding his interim title, it’s possible Granger’s offensive stats could take another small dip this year – after Vogel took over the coaching reins last season, Granger’s minutes dropped from nearly 36 per game to 32. But it might not be a coincidence that Granger finally stayed healthy when carrying a lesser load, and even in 32 minutes, he has the talent to be a highly productive fantasy asset across the board.

2010-11

If you've owned Granger at any point over the past couple years, you know how frustrating he can be. It's not his on-court performance that's the problem – to the contrary, he's one of the top five or six best fantasy performers when he's playing. No, the problem with Granger has been his inability to last for anything like a full 82-game season. After a breakout 2007-08 campaign, during which he took the reins from Jermaine O'Neal to become, verifiably, The Man in Indiana, Granger has played only 67 and 62 games, respectively, over the past two seasons. That may not seem like a huge problem, but for those owners who've taken him (very reasonably) as a first round pick, the impact is less than ideal. For that reason, Granger is probably most safely regarded as someone who'll deliver first round production for 65-70 games and then force his owners to scour the waiver in search of something above replacement-level talent for the other 15 or so. In terms of his on-court value, one of Granger's obvious strengths is his scoring, as he's averaged just about 25 points per game over the last two years. With Indiana's second-leading scorer Troy Murphy's offseason departure for New Jersey, there's little reason to believe that Granger's scoring will do anything but remain static or, possibly, even increase. But beyond the points, the real thing that separates Granger from the pack is his three-point shooting. Granger has averaged about 2.6 threes per game, which places him atop the charts in that particular category.

2009-10

Granger made the leap to fantasy stardom last season, exploding into the top-five in scoring (25.8 ppg) while also adding about five boards, three assists, a steal, and more than a block per game. A large small forward at 6-9 and almost 230 pounds, Granger uses that size to his advantage with a nice midrange-and-in game on offense. He‘s able to post up smaller wings, and he’s also comfortable facing up and knocking in jumpers over slower defenders. But what really took his game to the next level was a mastery of the three-point shot, as he was among the league leaders in threes made (182). Much like Shawn Marion of a few years ago, Granger’s roto value far outstrips his casual name recognition, which means that there’s a good chance he’ll be a good value in the middle of the first round. The only negative for Granger last season was 15 games missed due to injury, but he had averaged 80 games per season in his first three years. Granger has improved markedly in each of his first four NBA seasons, and as the centerpiece of the Pacers’ run-and-gun offense he should continue to produce big numbers moving forward.

2008-09

With the trade of Jermaine O’Neal, the transition is complete. The Indiana Pacers are now, officially, Granger’s team. A powerfully-built wing forward that’s equally comfortable facing up or playing with his back to the basket, Granger is well-suited to Jim O’Brien’s system, which places a premium on tough defense and a fast pace on offense – with lots of threes. In his first season playing for O’Brien, Granger posted career-best numbers in nearly every standard roto category, with 19.1 points, 6.1 boards, 2.3 combined blocks/steals and 2.1 made threes per game. This season, we’re anticipating even bigger things from Granger. With O’Neal out of the mix, Granger is the unquestioned number one option… and with the addition of a pure point guard – and one of the quickest players in the league – in T.J. Ford, Indiana should be able to push the pace even more effectively and create higher-percentage shots.

2007-08

Granger was a big beneficiary of the trade sending Al Harrington and Stephen Jackson to the Warriors, as he averaged four more minutes per game, roughly 1.5 more shots per game and 1.7 points per game after the deal. The Pacers will continue to build around Granger, especially if they trade O'Neal as part of their overhaul. Granger, who made 110 three-pointers last season, is tailor-made for new coach Jim O'Brien's system. The one defect in his game is his lack of rebounding - at 6-9, he should be pulling down more than 4.6 boards per game like he did last year. Still, he's the one Pacer clearly on the rise - get him now before he starts to get expensive in your league.

2006-07

In theory, this is the year we should see a bit of a breakout from Granger, who really came on strong over the second half of his rookie season, but playing time might be a problem for him. The Pacers went out on brought in Al Harrington to start over him, and Marquis Daniels to replace Austin Croshere. Daniels is a more versatile player who represents a greater threat to his playing time. On his merits, Granger is the type of player that could produce across the board, contributing in terms of scoring, rebounding, and most importantly, helping out in steals and blocks. If he could somehow be guaranteed 30-35 minutes of playing time, he'd be a nice late-round sleeper. As it currently stands, he'll probably only get 20-25 minutes.

2005-06

Granger, the Pacers' first round draft pick out of New Mexico, is a classic swingman - he's quick enough to create his own shot, and big enough to be able to defend most small forwards. A knee injury suffered during his senior year and the Pacers' ridiculous depth could limit his playing time in his rookie season.

2004-05

Granger is a versatile big man with long arms and a good shooting stroke. He can knock down the three ball and also get his share of rebounds. Granger is a superb defender who can guard both forwards and guards but will likely play the three in the pros. Granger projects to be a mid lottery pick.