Danny Granger was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week yesterday. Personally, I might have gone with Mike Dunleavy, but the NBA tends to push its up-and-coming stars. Granger does lead the league in threes, though, with 10. – Pacers.com
Pacers in the Power Rankings:
ESPN – 14th
Focus, if you wish, on the fact that their victims — Washington, Miami and Memphis — are a combined 0-8 so far. The Pacers, with so little expected from them, rank as our undisputed Team O’ The Week regardless.
NBA.com – 6th
Off: 109.2 (11), Def: 97.5 (4) — 3-0? The Pacers? With Jermaine O’Neal missing one game and not playing more than 25 minutes in the other two? What’s going on here?
Dime Magazine – 14th
What did we say last week? “Unless Granger and someone from the law firm of Murphy, Tinsely & Dunleavy has a monster season, J.O. will be sulking (and probably injured) by Christmas.” Granger (22.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg) and Dunleavy (22.3 ppg, 9 rpg) each had a monster opening week, and Tinsley is handing out more than 8 assists per night. Jermaine is happy.