Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors: Could Danny Granger Be Among the Team’s Top Targets?

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After winning the NBA Draft Lottery, the Cleveland Cavaliers hold the No. 1 overall pick and uncertainty is the only word that can sum things up at this time.

The rumors continue to swirl around and although Nerlens Noel still appears to be the frontrunner for the selection, Cleveland is reportedly not shying away from considering Ben McLemore. In addition to those two options, the Cavaliers could potentially be looking to trade down, and prospects like Otto Porter Jr. and Alex Len are names that are also considered to be on their radar.

Cleveland has tons of options either way, not just in terms of this June’s upcoming draft, but also in free agency and beyond. Well, how about a potential pursuit of Indiana Pacers‘ small forward Danny Granger?

Granger was been sidelined with knee issues for most of this season and in turn, the Pacers have seen the emergence of both Lance Stephenson and Paul George in a playoff run that brought Indiana within one win of the NBA Finals. So, there’s no questioning the fact that Granger could be on the trade block this summer.

The Cavaliers have expressed interest in the past about acquiring a shooting small forward, hence their interest in Porter Jr. While that would certainly fit a need, Cleveland could be a bit worried about over drafting him with the No. 1 overall pick. Granger however, would be a perfect fit — the only issue is that nagging knee, as Fox Sports‘ Sam Amico explains could be the key reserve in the Cavaliers’ pursuit of Granger.

 

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