This team definitely has ECC talent. Remember Granger brings around 17-18 PPG that weve been sorely missing. There are times in a lot of games where we are defensively shutting down the opponent, but we cant hit a bucket to save our lives. We go on these runs up by 5 or 6, they last 4 or 5 minutes and we end them up 8 or 9. With someone there to fill in those gaps in the offensive game (Granger) we could push those leads out farther and take over games. Thats truly the only thing that has been missing this year. Right now when David West and Paul George are having shooting woes, there is no one to pick up the slack. From time to time George Hill will get the scoring started, but its not enough.
Granger is an excellent shooter. Defenders have to respect his 3. that stretches the floor and pulls the double off of Hibbert, allowing him to be more effective in the post.
We need Granger back to go from ECC contender, to NBA Finals Contender.