Pacers Hope George and Granger Coexist
“I think it’s a great combo,” Bird said. “Paul [George] not only can play the (shooting guard) or (small forward) positions, he can guard anybody. I think that takes a big load off of Danny [Granger].”
Granger and George share the same agent in Los Angeles-based Aaron Mintz. Both say they are good friends. George taking on a larger role than when they last played together on a regular basis during the 2011-12 season won’t be an issue, Granger said.
“The only thing we have in common is a similar build at 6-8 and 6-9,” said Granger, who likely will become a free agent next summer. “He’s more of a facilitator. I’ve always been more of a scorer, shooter. He’s a slasher. He can shoot it. He has more of an all-around game.”
Responded George: “You can’t help off Danny. Otherwise, it’s a (3-pointer). In that aspect, it helps me out. He opens the floor for me. It should be the same way for Danny. I should give him some space to operate.”