On Pacers rookie forward Danny Granger (33), the No. 17 pick from New Mexico, who was one of the preseason's bigger surprises, averaging 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds:
"He isn't great at any one thing, and you don't usually see rookies play a meaningful role on a team as good as Indiana, but on any night he might give them 15 points or 11 rebounds or four blocks. The only thing I question is his demeanor. He looks so cool on the court, like he's hardly sweating, that I wonder if there's a passivity to his game."