One of the things that you have to like about Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird is that he doesn’t mince words and in a recent interview with the Indianapolis Star, he took time to talk about Danny Granger’s future with the Indiana organization.
While Bird says that Granger will not be traded by the Pacers anytime this season, he did decide to call into question, Granger’s work ethic:
“He doesn’t work hard enough (in the offseason),” Bird said. “He’s not a guy who’ll push himself to the brink like a lot of our guys do. He works hard but he doesn’t push himself. That’s why he starts slow every year and he just works his way back. Now this year, he’s been hurt, so it’s a different deal.”
We’ll, see if Bird’s words will light a fire under Mr. Granger.
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