[Guide] During Granger’s recuperation period, there were endless rumors about his trade, but with his comeback, the team
Announced that it will not actively seek deals.
During Granger’s absence, the Pacers’ record has always been at the top of the list, so President Bird changed his starting statement at the beginning, saying that Lance is more suitable for starting.
On December 23, , before Granger came back, there was an endless stream of deals about him, but now that he has officially come back, the Pacers immediately expressed their position.
Team president Larry Bird said in an interview that the team will never actively seek a deal.
“I’ve talked to Danny and his agent, and I’m not looking to trade him,” Bird said, “but you never know what’s going to happen in the future.
If he comes to the team, then I will seriously consider it. But I will not actively seek the possibility of trading him.”
The current momentum of the team is now fierce, and the record is the number one in the East. This season has a good chance of hitting the championship. Even a fool would not choose to leave, let alone Granger is not a fool.
“Being a Pacers player is really important to me.” He said, “I feel like I’m a very important part of this arena. We had a low point, but now it’s turned around. I
Would love to stay, but I know what’s going on in business and I know I might be a bargaining chip.”
In the first game against the Rockets after Granger’s comeback last week, except for a big cap Howard, his performance was not very good. For this, Bird hopes that everyone can give Granger more patience and time.
“He didn’t work out enough in the offseason,” he explained. “He’s not the type to push himself over a cliff. Sure, he’s a hard worker, but he doesn’t
Push yourself. That’s why he starts off a bit slow every season, but he’s going to work his way back. This year, he’s been plagued by injuries, so that’s a different story.”
During his comeback in the preseason, Bird once said that Granger would not lose his starting lineup after his return, but as the game progressed, the team’s record has been at the top of the list. Until now, Bird finally changed his statement.
“It’s all up to Frank, but I think he’s going to come off the bench for the rest of the season because Lance deserves the starting spot,” Bird concluded.