Mar 8, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Danny Granger (33) walks back down the court against the Atlanta Hawks during the third quarter at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 109-108. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Danny Granger opting out


Just before the trade deadline, the Indiana Pacers decided to trade forward Danny Granger, who was once the face of their franchise.

Granger was dealt, along with a couple of draft picks, to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Evan Turner and big man Lavoy Allen (which didn’t work out, but that’s another story). The 76ers then waived Granger.

Granger, just like former Orlando Magic forwards Hedo Turkoglu and Glen Davis, decided to join the Los Angeles Clippers’ bench. Granger wasn’t spectacular, but he helped the Clippers advance to the second round of the playoffs. Now he will try to cash in one more time as a free agent.

According to Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times, Granger will opting out of his current contract. He was scheduled to make $1.36 million.

Turner also reports that Granger would like to return to the Clippers because he likes where the team is headed. 

Granger averaged 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game while shooting 42.9% from the field, 35.3% from beyond the arc and 85.7% from the free throw line in 12 games for the Clippers last season after averaging 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.5 minutes per game while shooting 35.9% from the field, 33.0% from three and 96.2% from the charity stripe. In his career, he’s put up 17.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 43.5% from the field, 38.1% from beyond the arc and 84.9% from the free throw line.

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  • FreeJack

    Between Granger and Davis, I was much more impressed with what the Clippers got with Davis off the bench.