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Granger's next step

1/18/2013

Danny Granger took another step toward returning to game action when he took part in shooting drills Friday morning, according to Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star.

We haven't seen Granger on the hardwood at all this season due this balky knee. His next step will be joining his teammates in contract drills at some point during their four-game road trip, which tips off Monday and runs through the following Monday. There was some hope that he may return by the end of January, but Wells said Friday that the plan at this point is for Granger to get back in the mix in early February -- barring a setback.

The Pacers are now Paul George's team on offense and Granger's lengthy injury history means there is plenty of risk that he'll miss more games after his return. Nonetheless, it's time to add Granger to your fantasy rosters, in case he surprises upon his return.