Jan 1, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger (33) drives the ball past Toronto Raptors small forward John Salmons (25) during the second quarter of a game at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

With Danny Granger officially bought out, Los Angeles Clippers emerge as favorites


According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia 76ers have officially reached a bought out agreement with Danny Granger. It’s been a forgone conclusion for a few days now.

Now, Granger is going to have his choice as to where he plans to sign next. Early reports are indicating that it’s ultimately going to come down to the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs.

[Yahoo]

Once Granger clears waivers in the next 48 hours, the Clippers’ ability to offer him significant playing time and championship contention under coach Doc Rivers makes them the most attractive destination, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Still, the San Antonio Spurs remain a viable possibility for Granger. The Spurs are selling Granger on a modern-day variation of the Robert Horry role in San Antonio, league sources said. Granger is expected to speak with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford in the near future, sources said.

Apart from the Spurs and Clippers, the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks have also reportedly expressed interest in the 30-year-old forward.

Granger was traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Philadelphia 76ers on NBA trade deadline day for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.

 

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