If Danny Granger is eventually traded, will it actually benefit the Indiana Pacers over the long haul?
Him missing a huge chunk of the 2012-13 NBA season paved the way for young guns like Lance Stephenson and Paul George to have great seasons. Even without Granger, the Pacers almost made it to the 2013 NBA Finals.
Team president Larry Bird said he won't be trading Granger. But for all we know, this could just be a ruse to lure some interested suitors into the fray.
Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz said Bird's intention of not trading Granger in a June 27 featured article doesn't necessarily mean Granger won't be moved prior to the trading deadline.
That being said, some pros and cons of trading Danny Granger need to be considered by Bird for the long-term benefit of the Pacers, who are just a few tweaks away from becoming NBA Finals contenders once again.