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Jan 25, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger (33) drives to the basket past Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler (21) during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Granger issues statement

After being traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard Evan Turner and big man Lavoy Allen, veteran forward Danny Granger and the 76ers officially agreed to a buyout Wednesday, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

Later in the day, Granger also issued a statement.

“A trade is never easy, especially when you have been with one team your entire career,” Granger said Wednesday in a statement to NBA.com “But, the professionalism, honesty, time and care the Philadelphia 76ers spent on my situation made me feel appreciated and confident we would reach a mutually beneficial resolution. I would personally like to thank the 76ers, General Manager Sam Hinkie, head coach Brett Brown and the rest of their organization for taking the time to get to know me, understand what I am looking for, and help me to find a result that makes the most sense for my future, as well as their own. While my time with the 76ers was brief, it was clear to me that they have the vision, leadership and plan to be very successful. I feel extremely grateful and wish the 76ers all the best.”

It looks like Granger is taking everything in stride.

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