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10. Danny Granger

10. Danny Granger

Danny Granger played the majority of his career with the Indiana Pacers, where he was a model of consistent progression.  This isn't hyperbole as he became the first player ever to raise his Points per Game Average by at least five points in three consecutive seasons (2005-06 to 2008-09).  In that last season, Granger had the best year of his career as his 25.8 PPG placed him 5th overall, and he would also be named an All-Star and the Most Improved Player of the Year.  Granger was never an All-Star again, but he followed that up with two more 20 PPG plus seasons, and he was the team's leading scorer for five straight seasons.

Granger was good, but he was only able to take them to the playoffs twice.  Injuries piled up in the 2012-13 season and would continue to so until he was shipped off to the Philadelphia 76ers in early 2014.  He would leave Indiana with a PER of 17.3 and a PPG of 17.6.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 17th Overall in the NBA Draft 6/28/05.
  • Departed: Traded to the Philadelphia 76ers with a 2015 2nd Round Pick (which would be Luka Mitrovic) for Lavoy Allen and Evan Turner 2/20/14.
  • Games Played: 544
  • Per Game Averages: 32.5 MP
    .500 eFG%
    .849 FT%
    17.6 PTS
    5.1 RB
    2.0 AST
    1.0 STL
    0.9 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 17.3 PER
    .561 TS%
    18.0 VORP
    47.6 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2009)
    Most Improved Player (2009)
    Second Team All-Rookie (2006)

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