[Guide] The “former boss” Granger of the Pacers who originally planned to come back in tomorrow’s game against the Bobcats suddenly changed his decision
, will not come back tomorrow. He said that his physical condition is not very good, his legs can’t keep up with the rhythm of the game, and he needs to adjust.
Granger temporarily decided not to come back
“I’m not happy with where I’m at right now. The time hasn’t come yet. I haven’t found my rhythm. I’m not in the best physical condition,” he said in an interview after training on Thursday local time. “I don’t think I’ll be back tomorrow.”
At the same time, he also denied that the temporary change of mind was not due to repeated injuries.
“No, no, no, I just haven’t got the feeling in my legs yet. I’m not going to play until I’m ready.”
Due to a left knee injury, Granger only played 5 games for the Pacers in the 2012-13 season, and so far this season, he has played only one preseason game.
Earlier in the week, he said it was “very likely” he would return against the Bobcats.
Granger was the head star of the Pacers before the injury, but during his recovery period, his position has been replaced by the new core Paul George.
But George said: “I think all the flaws we have had in the game so far can be resolved after he comes back.”
At present, this Pacers has completely become the world of George. After the Pacers defeated the Heat on the 11th, LeBron James said in an interview that the old boss Granger may be more suitable for the bench.
The starting lineup has become a fixed pattern.
“They’re a starting team, and there’s a reason they’re 90,” James said.
If Granger returns to the starting lineup after his return, then Stephenson will have to be reduced to a substitute.
Regarding whether he will serve as the starter after his comeback, Granger said that this issue should be left to the coach to decide.
“My hands are fine, but I have to get my legs into the game,” he said. “I still need to adjust.”