One day you are sitting on a championship contending team and the next day, one of the worst teams in the league is your new home. Danny Granger is experiencing this exact reality today, but he is not satisfied with the situation. The solution maybe the San Antonio Spurs in the near future.
Granger was said to be very unhappy with the trade from the Indiana Pacers to the Philadelphia 76ers for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. It is rumored that he is seeking to part ways with the 76ers in order to sign with a championship contender. One of those contenders has been mentioned as the Spurs, who believe Granger could help them on both sides of the ball at the wing position.
In the 76ers’ most recent 130-110 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Granger not only missed the game but was not even in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers’ organization has admitted that there has not even been a locker space set up for Granger, so the assumption can be made that a buyout deal will take place in the upcoming days.
In order for Granger to be eligible to join a team’s roster before the end of the regular season and compete in the playoffs, his contract must be bought out and waived by Saturday. It looks as if Granger and the 76ers organization has been in deep negotiation about his future and will most likely agree to the nine-year veteran’s wishes.
If the Spurs’ can land the 6-foot-9 small forward, they would improve their playoff stock against the rest of the stacked Western Conference competition. But the Spurs are not the only team in the mix for the Granger lottery, the Los Angeles Clippers are another possible destination for the player averaging 17.6 points per game over his career.
Now it looks like the Spurs will have to play the waiting game and assess their options in the pool of free agents that they could add to their roster for another playoff push.