HoopsHype Danny Granger rumors

April 4, 2014 Updates

Another of the wounded is reserve forward Danny Granger, who would miss his fourth game in a row with a bum hamstring. “Yeah, especially with us because it literally is a factor right now,” Rivers said, when asked if getting healthy was one of his concerns as the playoffs near. “We have a lot of guys out. We’re going to play J.J. on a limited basis today. Jamal’s out, I think, for a while and I think Danny’s out for a while. “I’d be surprised if we saw either one of them before the playoffs.” Los Angeles Daily News

April 3, 2014 Updates
March 29, 2014 Updates

Los Angeles Clippers forward Danny Granger was sent back to Los Angeles with a strained left hamstring and will miss at least the final three games of the Clippers' five-game road trip. Granger injured his ankle in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game against the Dallas Mavericks and did not return. ESPN.com

March 28, 2014 Updates
March 27, 2014 Updates
March 2, 2014 Updates

All that was left was for Danny Granger to suit up and make his debut for the Clippers. But, thanks to a simple mistake, Granger was inactive for the Clippers in their 108-76 victory over New Orleans Saturday night at Staples Center. In order to be considered active, a player’s name must be listed on the Team Roster-Active List, and the number next to the player’s name must be circled. Granger’s name wasn’t on the original form and written in by hand, but the number next to his name wasn’t circled. Orange County Register

Granger might not have played anyway, but Rivers is thinking about the best ways to use the versatile scorer joining his first new team after 8½ seasons in Indiana. Rivers said Granger would "ideally" be a starter for the Clippers because of his height and the flexibility to bring Matt Barnes off the bench as an energetic scorer. Rivers also likes Granger's familiarity with most of Los Angeles' defensive concepts, which are similar to the Pacers' ideas. "The whole key is how quickly we can get him acclimated, how quickly we can figure out what he does well," Rivers said. "And he's still coming back from the injury, so even though he's back, he still needs more time and minutes." USA Today Sports

February 28, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have signed free agent forward Danny Granger. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Granger, 30, appeared in 29 games (two starts) this season with the Indiana Pacers averaging 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.6 minutes per game. He played his entire eight-year NBA career with the Pacers. He holds career averages of 17.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 544 games (425 starts) over 32.5 minutes per game. NBA.com

Granger will sign after he clears waivers Friday at 2 p.m. PST. Granger will have to pass a physical exam, and he’ll probably play Saturday night when the Clippers play the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center. Los Angeles Times

It was the second time this week that Granger and Rivers spoke. The first time was when Granger called Rivers to express his interest in the Clippers. Granger chose the Clippers over the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls. Los Angeles Times

February 27, 2014 Updates

Granger and the Philadelphia 76ers reached an agreement on a contract buyout Wednesday clearing the way for him to become a free agent. The 2009 NBA All-Star will become an unrestricted free agent on Friday assuming he clears waivers as expected. All the teams interested in the nine-year veteran small forward are projected playoff teams looking for an added veteran boost off the bench. Yahoo! Sports

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