HoopsHype Danny Granger rumors

February 26, 2014 Updates

Newly acquired Danny Granger and the Philadelphia 76ers continue to discuss a possible buyout, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that a buyout consummated before Saturday's midnight deadline for Granger to be waived and remain eligible to appear in this season's playoffs with any team he subsequently signs for remains the most likely outcome. ESPN.com

But sources also said Granger continues to weigh other options, including staying with the 76ers for the rest of the season, as the deadline draws near. Sources said Tuesday the San Antonio Spurs and Granger share a mutual interest if the former All-Star comes to a buyout agreement with the Sixers by the weekend. ESPN.com

February 25, 2014 Updates

David Aldridge: Sixers, Danny Granger still in discussions on buyout, per sources. Granger must be on a team's roster by Sat. to be postseason eligible. Twitter @daldridgetnt

Granger wants to play for an NBA championship contender, according to sources. And there's a belief the Sixers will negotiate a buyout of what's left of his expiring contract (about $4 million) to accommodate the former all-star. He must be on a postseason-bound team's roster by Saturday in order play in the playoffs. Philadelphia Inquirer

In all probability, the Sixers are trying to find another team willing to pick up a hefty portion of Granger's buyout, so they can make him a free agent and, as Buddy Ryan used to say, "Allow him to get on with his life's work elsewhere." If Hinkie could find a way to get a second-round pick out of it, that would be great, too, but the NBA frowns on teams' making trades after the trade deadline, so the eventual relocation of Danny Granger will be entirely cash-and-carry. Philadelphia Inquirer

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