Danny Granger, the ex-Indiana Pacer who was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers at the trade deadline, has reached a buyout agreement with the 76ers and is now a free agent.
Danny Granger and Sixers have reached a buyout, according to a source
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February 26, 2014
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Clippers are the clear frontrunners to sign Granger.
Yahoo Sources: The Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Danny Granger. http://t.co/vWO717XrsC
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 26, 2014
Well that escalated quickly! It was just two days ago that Metta World Peace was bought out by the New York Knicks and we wondered out loud if the Clippers would go out and sign him. However, it now looks like the Clippers have interest in a different wing player. Granger, who was making $14M this season, was bought out by the 76ers today and will be a free agent when he clears waivers in 48 hours. That means that the Clippers will have the chance to sign him on Friday.
Granger was an All-Star in 08-09 season while averaging 25.8 points per game. However, a combination of injuries has derailed his career and he only averaged 8.3 ppg in 22 minutes a game for the Pacers this season. Granger may not be the same player he once was, in fact he definitely isn’t; however, he’s a player who can still score and could be a valuable piece for the Clippers if J.J. Redick can’t come back from his injury and Jared Dudley can’t find his shot.
The other teams interested in Granger’s services include the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. Where will he land? I guess we’ll all have to wait and see. Once thing is certain, Donald Sterling seems like he’s not afraid of a luxury tax bill this season, which means one thing: THE APOCALYPSE IS COMING!