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Brandon Jennings for Danny Granger swap rumored


via Indy Cornrows

An injury to your top scorer is usually tragic, but for gifted and resilient coaches and GMs, their team will see that as a blessing in disguise. For teams like Indiana and Chicago, this season saw tremendous breakouts from their players. The most resounding example is Paul George, who made his Most Improved Player Award the understatement of the year.

A natural consequence though, is that the injured player becomes dispensable. The Bulls will never trade Rose, at least not in the next 5 years, perhaps. However, George seems to have surpassed Granger, despite the latter’s achievements. The fact that they have considered trading him before will not help either. Now is the best time to pull the trigger.


per Indy Cornrows:


According to Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico, the Indiana Pacers have strong interest in acquiring Brandon Jennings from Milwaukee. The deal for Jennings would have to get done by sending Danny Granger for Jennings in a sign-and-trade.



The only way this trade works, as mentioned, is if Jennings signs a near max-deal with Milwaukee and is sent packing to Indiana for Granger. Danny would be a big upgrade over Luc Mbah a Moute as their top small forward. Also, it would help the Bucks shred tons of cap space for 2014 to be top players in free agency. Meanwhile, adding Jennings to the Pacers gives Indiana a true scorer in the backcourt who can go off for 20 points every night.



As mentioned in the other trade rumors surrounding Granger, trading him away would be hard for loyal Pacers fans to watch, but this is the time to do it. Getting back a top guard in the NBA, like Jennings would help this team out a ton in scoring. The question is, who is the sixth man if Jennings is traded here? Would you rather go small and have George Hill play shooting guard, or keep Lance Stephenson in his starting role?



Adding Jennings would send shock waves throughout the NBA, and especially Indiana. Would you be on board with sending Granger to Milwaukee for Jennings? It makes some sense for both teams to make upgrades at both positions, but we will see soon if this trade rumor has fire, not just smoke.

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