Apr 14, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger (33) during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center. The Pacers defeated the Bucks 105-99. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Targeting Danny Granger


Danny Granger is no longer a necessity for the Indiana Pacers. After a run to the Eastern Conference Finals and the emergence of small forward Paul George as a superstar, Granger has found himself a possible trade prospect.

Granger missed nearly the entire 2012-2013 season with knee injuries. The veteran small forward is scheduled to make $14 million next year on the final year of his contract.

According to Fox Sports Ohio, the Cavs are interested in Granger.

“Multiple sources believe the Pacers are looking for a taker for veteran small forward Danny Granger. The Cavs are interested, sources said, but have reservations about the knee injury that forced him to miss much of the season. If the injury robbed Granger of his explosiveness, such a move would hardly be worth the gamble.”

Any team that has interest in Granger is going to have their reservations about his knee issues. Perhaps Indiana has to pay some of the remaining salary or takes less in return for his services, but nobody is going to give the Pacers a player worth $14 million in exchange for Granger.

If he can get healthy, and as Fox Sports Ohio’s report states, if he still has his explosiveness, this could be a great move for Cleveland.

Kyrie Irving has established himself as a superstar on the game’s biggest stage. Dion Waiters showed glimpses of potential greatness over the course of his rookie season. Anderson Varajeo is set to return to the starting line-up after missing the majority of this season, and the Cavs still have the first overall pick in this month’s draft.

Cleveland has established themselves as one of the NBA’s teams of the future. With Mike Brown returning to town as head coach once more, the organization hopes to get back to and passed where it was when Brown was fired and LeBron James infamously took his talents to South Beach.

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