Last week Danny Granger said that his tentative return date to full activities would be October 5th the extent of his sixth-month recovery prognosis from his knee injury. At Media Day Friday Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel said that Granger will be back earlier than that though. As in immediately.

The other big question at Media Day for Indiana was about Granger and his minutes in relation to fellow forward Lance Stephenson (with Paul George at the two presumably). Vogel told reporters both would play starters minutes. That's going to mean a lot of staggering lineups and it means that rookie Solomon Hill despite some impressive Summer League play could have an even harder time finding minutes.