A bit of interesting news came out of the Los Angeles Clippers camp today when it was revealed that both Danny Granger and Glen Davis signed deals with the team that included second year player options.
Both Granger and Davis were bought out by their teams and clear waivers, which made them free agents. While it’s not unusual for players to sign two year deals as free agents, it is a bit unusual for recently bought out players to sign two year deals with a new so soon. Usually players opt to sign a deal for the rest of the season and then enter free agency where they can go out and sign with any team. When a player is bought out and he goes to a new team, usually the player uses the last couple of months of the season as a showcase for their skills.
However, both Granger and Davis signed deals that allows them to return to the team if they are happy with their pay and situation on the team. Davis signed a deal that would be worth $1.27M next season and Granger’s contract would be worth $1.32M in 2014-15.
While it is unlikely that Granger and/or Davis would return on that salary next season due to the fact that they are probably worth more on the open market, it certainly is possible. Having a player like Davis or Granger eating up so little salary cap space would be great for the Clippers and would allow them to be more creative in the offseason.