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Bird likes what he sees

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Larry Bird may have a few more roster moves up his sleeve, but don't look for one of them to involve Danny Granger - at least not right now.

The Pacers president is in Orlando watching the Summer League team play.  He talked to NBA TV about how Danny Granger fits into the scheme of things with the emergence of Paul George.

"Danny Granger fits in very nice, believe me.  When he gets healthy, he's going to be just fine.  What we try and do as executives is to get as much talent as we possibly can.  Danny is a heck of a talent and we're going to be very satisfied when he gets back out on the court," said Bird.

Bird says he was happy with how the Pacers played in the Conference Finals against Miami, "We had our chances to win that series.  It was a tough series.  Overall we played pretty well, but we just have to get better."  To get better and get to the next level, Bird says the team has to improve the bench.

First round draft pick Solomon Hill could be a big part of the new Pacers bench.  

He led the Pacers today in their Summer League game against the 76ers. Hill finished with 20 points, including going 4-of-4 from behind the three-point line.   "I think Solomon Hill is going to be a good player, a good fit for our team. If you noticed, he don't make many mistakes.  He makes the right plays.  He's a tough kid.  If he can be better by All-Star Break, a lot better than he is now, he's going to be playing a lot for us."

The Pacers Summer League team beat Philadelphia 96-75.  Miles Plumlee had 14 points and 13 rebounds. 
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