Just wondered what everyone thought of resting Granger. I understand that last night's game was meaningless and therefore why risk an injury, but that could be said of all the starters.
This franchise seems to handle Granger with kid gloves, always trying to make sure he's happy regardless of his play or his effort on the court. As far as resting Granger, he can be very streaky with his play, and after his stinker of a game against New York it seemed like a good idea (to me) to get him at least some playing time. He's only 27, so it's not like he's an old player trying to catch his breath, and there's three days between games which should give him plenty of time to rest up. If we're going to rest Granger, why not rest Hibbert and DC as well?
To me this playoff series is make or break time with Danny. IMO he's gotten worse in his skill set, his effort, his decision making and his team chemistry each of the last two seasons, and this series with Chicago is his time to shine and show what he can be and can mean to the team. If the Pacers have any chance to win we need a Granger who makes good decisions and hustles on defense, not the one we've seen this year jogging down the court or forcing shots in Iso.