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Granger for Calderon and Derozan expiring contracts




Assuming George takes the next step for the Pacers this year they will no longer be in the awkward position of forcing him into the do-it-all star roll he's been ill suited for over the past few years. If they pull the trigger on this trade they could move George to his more natural SF slot, and have Hill play as the off-guard with Calderon or as a sixth man playing both guard slots off the bench. Granger isn't the most efficient scoring threat and Hill isn't near the playmaker Calderon is, so I suspect they wouldn't lose much on offense, though they would drop off some on D. Either way they would likely be a tough 2nd round out or easy 3rd round out. The Pacers aren't winning a title with Granger or missing the playoffs without him. In the offseason they would have the cap room to make a run at guys like Harden and Paul that could take them to the next level.If they can't, then a small market team saves some money and keeps their trade options open.

The raptors would be a legitimate playoff team for two years with Granger starting next to Fields or Ross. Granger's contract comes off the books at the same time as Lowry's and a year before Bargnani and Amir, a time at which the Raptors will be looking to make a big move, or rebuild yet again. I doubt we will need that cap space next offseason, unfortunately. What do you think?

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