After three years of running their offense through Danny Granger, the Pacers have stumbled upon the obvious: You don't run your offense through Danny Granger.
Granger can score, sure, but as an everything-revolves-around-me player, he was inefficient and overused. The fact that he only once posted a PER above 20 is evidence enough of that.
This year Granger is the team's leading scorer by a much smaller margin, and by scaling back Granger's role, coach Frank Vogel has been able to get more of his talented roster involved.
So far in 2012, Indiana has seven players averaging in double figures and Granger's usage percentage is at a four-year low.
As a result, opponents can't key on Granger and Indiana's offense doesn't ebb and flow with the star shooting guard's field goal percentage.
Compare that to Derrick Rose and the star-centered Bulls, whose offense requires max effort every night from their best player in order to keep pace.