Here are a few links of interest, including the Indiana Pacers taking a little inspiration for dealing with injuries from the NFL team across town.
Caught in the Web: Pacers preparing for life without Granger
Bruno on the Pacers moving forward as if Danny Granger will be on the shelf for a bit. Like how T.J. Ford tries to pick up the 'next man up' mantra the Indianapolis Colts have used for years now. If only it could work as well for the Pacers as it does for the Colts.
Pacers Notebook: O'Brien preparing for worst with Granger
Mighty Mike Wells reports on all of the wonderful news coming out of the Fieldhouse, as Jim O'Brien prepares to go forward without Danny Granger and with T.J. Ford.
Blazers drop game to Knicks before arriving in Indy
The Portland Trail Blazers are in town on Wednesday to play the Pacers. I have a feeling they'll be fired up and ready to go after an emotionally draining couple of days that included losing Greg Oden and then losing to the New York Knicks. With a day off to regroup, the Blazers will try to get better against the Pacers.
Hinrich out the next two games. So...could VDN really be fired? - Blog a Bull
It appears from this Blog a Bull post that the Chicago Bulls are a step ahead of the Pacers but traveling down the same path, wondering what to do with the coach while players are underperforming. Worse for the Bulls, though, they have some serious young talent.
Tim Donaghy's claims on trial - TrueHoop Blog
Henry Abbott doesn't just take Tim Donaghy's word for it and instead investigates someo the claims he's made about other referees, players and coaches. Another similar post about claims against Dick Bavetta is here.
NBA Power Poll: Pacers slide down the rankings
Sean Deveney from The Baseline has the Pacers sliding eight spots to 27 in his latest rankings which seems about right. Still stings to read it.