The Indiana Pacers have fared quite well without star forward Danny Granger, all things considered. But that doesn't mean they aren't looking forward to his return in February.

After a throw-away night like they had in Orlando, it's hard not to wonder if Granger may have been able to shoot them back in the game. Fortunately, it appears as though Granger is actually on schedule to return. Even if it takes him a few weeks to work back into prime time shape, getting Granger back on the court with plenty of time to prepare for the playoffs would be huge.