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Pacers Offseason Rumors: Danny Granger for Brandon Jennings?

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Another day, another Danny Granger trade rumor. This time it involves trading Granger in-division for Brandon Jennings in a sign-and-trade. Would you do this trade?

Move it like Brandon? Yay or nay to Jennings in a Pacers uniform?
Move it like Brandon? Yay or nay to Jennings in a Pacers uniform?
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According to Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico, the Indiana Pacers have strong interest in acquiring Brandon Jennings from Milwaukee. The deal for Jennings would have to get done by sending Danny Granger for Jennings in a sign-and-trade.

The only way this trade works, as mentioned, is if Jennings signs a near max-deal with Milwaukee and is sent packing to Indiana for Granger. Danny would be a big upgrade over Luc Mbah a Moute as their top small forward. Also, it would help the Bucks shred tons of cap space for 2014 to be top players in free agency. Meanwhile, adding Jennings to the Pacers gives Indiana a true scorer in the backcourt who can go off for 20 points every night.

As mentioned in the other trade rumors surrounding Granger, trading him away would be hard for loyal Pacers fans to watch, but this is the time to do it. Getting back a top guard in the NBA, like Jennings would help this team out a ton in scoring. The question is, who is the sixth man if Jennings is traded here? Would you rather go small and have George Hill play shooting guard, or keep Lance Stephenson in his starting role?

Adding Jennings would send shock waves throughout the NBA, and especially Indiana. Would you be on board with sending Granger to Milwaukee for Jennings? It makes some sense for both teams to make upgrades at both positions, but we will see soon if this trade rumor has fire, not just smoke.