HoopsHype Danny Granger rumors
"Danny Granger ain't come back yet?" Stephenson asks. When he hears that no, DG has not yet returned as a member of the hated Miami Heat, he's still unmoved. "He'll probably get cheered," Stephenson guesses. "I don't know about me." Indianapolis Star
Fresh off his 12th All-Star season, the German forward was kind enough to take a pay cut close to $15 million in free agency that opened up room for Dallas to sign Parsons, who's slated to make $14.7 million this year. Nowitzki's is actually the biggest salary slash of all players in the NBA this season ahead of the ones Danny Granger and Pau Gasol took in Miami and Chicago, respectively. Fellow Mavericks Jameer Nelson, Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva also appear among the Top 16 in the pay cut ranking. HoopsHype
Jason Lieser: Danny Granger on his hamstring injury: “The good thing about Miami is they won’t put you on the floor on a half leg or hobbling. In years past, I would have played and been limited, but they don’t do that here, which is good." Twitter @PBPjasonlieser
Surya Fernandez: Spoelstra told me he won't be restricting Granger in any way. Says he was encouraged to see Granger sore only because of normal fatigue. Twitter @SuryaHeatNBA
A few injuries have plagued Granger recently, but he hasn’t let that hinder his progress. He has been working and training since the day after Labor Day Weekend and even before then Spoelstra saw him in L.A. and said he “was already in good physical shape.” All the hard work has seemed to pay off for Granger, who has been able to go through everything with no limitations in the first four days of training camp. “I just like the fact that he’s out here, he’s healthy, he’s feeling great about his body, he’s going through great fatigue of his legs which is a terrific sign,” Spoelstra said. “It’s not fatigue or pain with his knee. It’s fatigue from working every single day, twice a day, that he hasn’t been able to do in I don’t know how many years. That’s a great sign.” NBA.com
And then, four days after Granger committed to Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra, James committed to a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Able to rescind or even restructure his two-year, $4.2 million agreement, Granger kept his commitment. "It's two-fold," he said. "Yeah, I think everybody would like a chance to play with LeBron. But in the same aspect, a guy like me, who's trying to reestablish myself, him leaving isn't a terrible thing for me. It gives me an opportunity to play more, affords to do more of what I used to do. My initial reaction was to come to play with him, but once he left, it still was a good situation for me. "I reassessed a little bit, myself and my agent. But at the point where I was at, it was more about me reestablishing, rather than the money or something like that. I've made a bunch of money. I just want to reestablish myself as the player that I was previously." South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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