Pacers won't rush Danny Granger into lineup

Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger is still progressing on schedule with the rehabilitation of his left knee.

The Pacers would like for him to play before the All-Star break next month. But they’re also looking at the possibility of holding him out until after the break to ensure that he’s ready for the stretch run of the season.

“That’s definitely a consideration,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “The week or so before the All-Star break, we’ll look to see if it makes sense to play him then or wait until after the break.”

Granger, whose season has consisted of two preseason games, has been cleared to do all team non-contact activities.

– Reported by Mike Wells of theĀ Indianapolis Star