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Rivers: Granger ‘Ideally’ to be Starter



(Clippers Coach Doc) Rivers said (Danny) Granger would “ideally” be a starter for the Clippers because of his height and the flexibility to bring Matt Barnes off the bench as an energetic scorer. Rivers also likes Granger’s familiarity with most of Los Angeles’ defensive concepts, which are similar to the Pacers’ ideas.

“The whole key is how quickly we can get him acclimated, how quickly we can figure out what he does well,” Rivers said. “And he’s still coming back from the injury, so even though he’s back, he still needs more time and minutes.”

Granger said he isn’t worried about his role, albeit while noting he has “always been a starter in my career.”

via Associated Press via USA TODAY Sports

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