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Danny Granger chooses Clippers

Danny Granger has moved from one contender to another -- after being traded by the Pacers and waived by the 76ers, he's reportedly decided to sign with the Los Angeles Cippers. Granger has been working his way back into playing shape after various knee and calf injuries have limited his effectiveness. He'll join Glen Davis as the second veteran the Clippers have brought on to potentially contribute during their playoff run.

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  • Could Danny Granger still start for a legitimate championship contender?

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Granger, Turner traded at deadline

Trade deadline day looked to be a bit of a disappointment, with only spare parts changing hands -- that is, until the Pacers made a huge deal. Indiana traded Danny Granger to the 76ers for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. Granger had been a major part of the Pacers' return to prominence, but had struggled to find playing time after an injury last season. Turner seems to be getting the best part of the deal -- he's going from a bottom-dwelling 76ers team to one that could end up representing the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.

Which team got the better of the Danny Granger-Evan Turner trade?

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What's in store for the Pacers?

Taking the Miami Heat to seven games is nothing to be ashamed of, but there's a sense with the Pacers that they could have done more, especially considering their disastrous Game 7. That being said, the team is in good shape for next season, especially if they manage to retain David West and get back a healthy Danny Granger. Frank Vogel's squad showed it could hang with the NBA's elite teams -- this offseason, it'll have to prove that it can beat them.

Will the Pacers ever win a championship with their current core?

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  • Will David West (unrestricted free agent) be a Pacer next season?

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  • What should the Pacers do with Danny Granger?

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  • Should the Pacers bring back Larry Bird?

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  • Do you have a problem with Roy Hibbert and David West leaving the court without shaking hands with the Heat after Game 7?

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Steve Spurrier might just be messing with Nick Saban, but his belief that Alabama potentially could beat some NFL teams is being taken somewhat seriously. After all, watching the Crimson Tide dismantle opponents week after week could lead one to believe that against say, the Jaguars or Chiefs, they'd have at least a fighting chance. If Alabama's stifling defense could do it (and we're not saying it could), what about Oregon's up-tempo offense? Would it be more of a realistic prospect in a battle between a college basketball team and the worst NBA team?


Alabama's chances?

Alabama is allowing 8.1 points per game this season, the best mark in all of college football ...

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Oregon's chances?

... but Oregon is putting up 53.4 points per game, also the best in college football.

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Indiana's chances?

The Hoosiers are on top of the preseason rankings, but could they hang with a team even as bad as last year's Hornets?

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Which matchup would you watch?

Pete Carroll has seen both the college and pro games up close, and he thinks it wouldn't even be a contest. Still, it might be fun to watch.

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Which matchup would you most want to see happen?

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The Pacers have been giving the Heat a lot of trouble in their series, but if last night's 115-83 Heat win is any indication, Miami is fully prepared to bring the hammer down. The teams traded three flagrant fouls, with Dexter Pittman roughing up Lance Stephenson, Tyler Hansbrough going after Dwyane Wade, and Udonis Haslem retaliating against Hansbrough when the latter went in for a layup. Larry Bird thought his upstart Pacers were soft in this game, but was it just a fluke?


A soft team?

"I can't believe my team went soft. S-O-F-T. I'm disappointed. I never thought it would happen. That's all I have to say." -- Larry Bird

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Do you agree with Larry Bird that the Pacers were soft in their Game 5 loss to the Heat?

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Harsher penalties?

Tyler Hansbrough and Udonis Haslem were both called out for their physical play.

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Should either Tyler Hansbrough or Udonis Haslem have been charged with a Flagrant 2 foul for their actions in Game 5?

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Crucial injury?

Both David West and Danny Granger suffered sprains in Game 5. West thought his injury was due to a cheap shot, although replays were somewhat less than conclusive.

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Game 6 winner?

After such a decisive loss in Game 5, the Pacers will have to come out with a different approach in Game 6.

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