I made the first of what will be many trips to Bankers Life Fieldhouse over the next eight months on Tuesday to talk to Pacers coach Frank Vogel for a story for the paper later this week.

Vogel addressed a number of topics about the team heading into training camp next week. Some of the things he talked about doesn't fit in the story so I'll give you guys a run down of the extra stuff here in the blog.

Before we get to that, though, forward Danny Granger, the team's leading scorer the past five seasons, will be limited some at the start of training camp after an issue with his left knee, which happened while working out in Los Angeles late in the summer, caused him to get an injection in it. Granger's at the fieldhouse working out with the rest of his teammates daily, but the Pacers, who don't believe it's a major issue, plan to take it easy with him early on and allow him to use the preseason to work on his conditioning.