The Pacers are going to shut down 29-year old SF/SG Danny Granger for at least a week due to knee soreness. Granger has played in 5 games (0 starts) for the Pacers so far this year and he is averaging 14.8 minutes, 5.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game. Granger is only shooting 28.6% (10 of 35) from the floor, 20% (2 for 10) and 62.5% (five of eight) from the free throw line this year, so he is looking rusty for the Pacers. The Pacers need to shut down Granger until he’s almost 100%, because he’s too important to risk further injury by playing him too early.
UPDATE: (3/28/2013) - The Pacers have shut down Danny Granger for the rest of the 2012-13 season as he needs left knee surgery.