Thursday , Nov , 27 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Carlisle: Danny Granger Will Be an All-Star

First came the $60 million deal, next comes an All-Star appearance for Pacers forward Danny Granger, according to Carlisle.

Carlisle coached Granger, the Pacers’ leading scorer, during his first two NBA seasons.

"The deal he just signed is a deal he deserves because he’s stepped up his game every single year," Carlisle said. "He gained my confidence very early as a rookie. He’s going to be an All-Star player. He may be an All-Star this year if he continues at this pace. Their team is going to be good in the East."