With Danny Granger's status uncertain due to a sprained ligament in his left knee – he's listed as day-to-day – the timing of Dunleavy's return, be it Friday or during next week's four-game Western Conference road trip, is fortuitous.
"I anticipate he should not be out much longer," said Coach Jim O'Brien, "and I would say based on what Danny's situation is, I would suspect he needs to get back to the court."
So both Granger and Dunleavy are considered day-to-day but their looking forward to Dunleavy's return because Granger's day-to-day status could last longer. That leaves volumes of content between the lines to read on Granger's status.
I'm not expecting to see Dunleavy tonight against the Mavs, but during next week's roadie would be real nice. And who knows? Maybe the basketball gods will shine on the Pacers (we're waiting...) and Granger's knee issues will clear up so he can join the action at some point on the road next week, too.
After the jump, a few more links of interest:
Dunleavy's return to lineup nears
Mike Dunleavy reports on Mike Dunleavy creeping closer to a return which the Pacers need with Danny Granger's uncertain knee.
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Lisa Dillman has a nice story on Eric Gordon spending some time with family and friends while back home in Indy for Thanksgiving. Sounds like little bro, Eron will be making a name for himself in a few years.