26-year old Danny Granger broke out last season as he has turned into one of the best players in the NBA. He played in 67 games for the Pacers last season and he averaged 36.2 minutes, 25.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.5 blocked shots per game. Granger doesn’t just fill up the boxscore as he is also a outstanding shooter from long range as he hit 40.4% of his shots from 3-point range last season. He is the go to player the Pacers have not had since Reggie Miller played with them. 28-year old Dahntay Jones will back up Granger this season and he is a defensive stopper. He played in 79 games for the Nuggets last season and he averaged 18.1 minutes, 5.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Jones should be a solid player off the bench for the Pacers. 26-year old Luther Head is also on hand and he has a lot of the same skills as Jones does. But, Head is a better offensive player and he can shoot the rock from long range. Head played in 32 games for the Rockets and Heat last season and he averaged 15.6 minutes, 4.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SHOOTING GUARDS IN 2009-2010: A