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No minute restriction for an excited Granger in his return

Danny Granger isn't under a minute limitations from team trainers, according to Pacers coach Frank Vogel, heading into his first game since having surgery on his left knee on April 4. "He might lead our team in minutes just to help build conditioning," Vogel said after the team's morning shootaround. "Game timing is one of the biggest thing in his recovery and getting back. There's no minutes restriction an ...

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Vogel mixing and matching

The Pacers have been a democratic, inclusive, class-free society during most of their practice scrimmages so far. No starters, no reserves, just a bunch of guys with equal opportunity. Rather than organizing his players into first, second and third units, coach Frank Vogel has tried to divide them into competitive groups that no inherent advantages. The original intention was a nod toward the team's superio ...

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Hibbert aiming to be part of USA Basketball

Pacers center Roy Hibbert wants to be part of the USA Basketball team and he said this week that international lawyers and his agent are in the process of trying to make that happen. Hibbert previously played a short stint with Team Jamaica after he was passed over and that has thus far made him ineligible. "I wanted to play in the Olympics and then they invited some other guys from my draft class to be cen ...

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Around the web: 2013-14 preseason rankings

Camp is just a day or two old for some teams around the NBA and let's face it, no games have been played to this point. But it's always interesting to take a step back at times and see where others, particularly on the national scale, rate teams. In three of the five preseason power rankings listed below, the Pacers are slotted in the second spot just behind the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. It's ...

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What They’re Saying – October 2

Here's a look around the web at what people are saying about the Pacers training camp and the upcoming 2013-14 season. Indy Star: For the 2013-14 season, the bench has been rebooted. Now when coach Frank Vogel looks down at the guys in warm-ups, he’ll have the likes of Luis Scola and Chris Copeland to plug into the frontcourt, along with point guard C.J. Watson and rookie swingman Solomon Hill. Danny Grange ...

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Vogel has no interest in moving training camp

The Miami Heat are holding training camp in the Bahamas. The Brooklyn Nets are in Durham, North Carolina at Duke University. The San Antonio Spurs gathered at the US Air Force Academy, coach Gregg Popovich's alma mater, in Colorado Springs. Frank Vogel, meanwhile, has no interest in following suit. The Pacers' head coach doesn't want to follow a league trend and he left no doubts about it. Vogel likes havin ...

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