HoopsHype Danny Granger Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 22, 2014 | 12:17 AM

Dan Woike

Jared Cunningham attended the Danny Granger School of Compression Modeling.

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra said he did not play James Ennis because he wanted to give an extended run to Danny Granger.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra said he held out James Ennis in order to give Danny Granger more time. Granger scored 3p on 1/3 in 16min.

Jason Lieser

Heat notables who haven't played yet tonight: Udonis Haslem, James Ennis. Danny Granger has gotten just 11min, but he's in to start Q4.

Surya Fernandez

It took a while but Granger knocks down the first Heat 3-pointer of the night.

Ira Winderman

Granger doing a nice job early on of facilitating.

Paul Garcia

BUT, Granger takes Anderson into the paint and makes the contested layup. Granger to shoot the freebie.

Ira Winderman

Danny Granger . . . your Heat go-to guy tonight.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Joseph, Green, Anderson, Duncan, Bonner. Heat: Cole, Chalmers, Haslem, Granger, Williams. Just like in the Finals.

Ira Winderman

Spoestra to hold out Wade, Bosh, Deng and Birdman tonight, likely to start Shawne Williams, Haslem, Granger, Cole and Chalmers.

Ira Winderman

Both Wade and Bosh prepared to spectate Saturday in San Antonio. Figure on plenty of Granger.

Ira Winderman

Getting feeling Granger being saved as somewhat of a leading man Saturday, when Heat complete back-to-back in San Antonio. Has not played.

Ira Winderman

Looking like Shawne Williams will get the call at power forward. Spoelstra said he is not starting Granger-Luol in tandem again tonight.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra wasn't sure if Danny Granger (knee) would be able to practice regularly or play any preseason games. Hasn't missed a day yet.

Ira Winderman

Can Heat afford to play Danny Granger at power forward? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1vuSIWB plus more.

Jason Lieser

Quick notes from 1st half: Bosh seems more assertive offensively & rebounding. Cole's best game yet. Granger looks way ahead of projections.

Ira Winderman

Shawne Williams enters as first Heat reserve, for Granger.

Ira Winderman

Then Granger with perfect set up to Deng on typical Deng cut. Heat 14-0 on Hawks. Horford 0 for 2 in return.

Ira Winderman

Heat up 12-0. Cole, Bosh, Granger all looking good early.

Surya Fernandez

Heat open up quick 10-0 lead: Bosh 4 points, Granger 3, Cole 3

Jason Lieser

Heat rolling, up 10-0 on ATL in first two minutes. Two 3s by Granger, two nice moves by Bosh against Horford.

Ira Winderman

Granger opens 2 of 2 on 3-pointers, after three games of struggles from distance for Heat.

Ira Winderman

If Granger does wind up with regular-season minutes at power forward, it could significantly reduce Haslem's opportunities.

Surya Fernandez

Haslem, Granger warm up with some corner 3-pointers. burst.com/h/vn15625

Surya Fernandez

Heat forward Danny Granger launches pregame corner threes. burst.com/h/3k15618

Jason Lieser

Heat starters tonight vs ATL: Norris Cole, Wade, Deng, Danny Granger & Bosh. Spoelstra still test driving options while McRoberts is out.

Surya Fernandez

#Heat starters: Cole, Wade, Granger, Deng, Bosh. #Hawks starters: Teague, Korver, Carroll, Millsap, Horford

Ira Winderman

Granger to start at power forward tonight, third PF in four exhibitions. Also Bosh, Wade, Deng and Cole.

Joseph Goodman

Did the Heat not learn anything from the last 10 years? Danny Granger can't guard LeBron James.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Danny Granger & Shawne Williams need to make perimeter shots to justify rotation spots. And for the Heat to have enough shooters.

Ira Winderman

Heat now going with Khem Birch, James Ennis, Danny Granger, Shabazz Napier and Shannon Brown. No Udonis Haslem tonight or Reggie Williams.

Ira Winderman

Heat 1 of 10 on 3-pointers until that Granger conversion.

Surya Fernandez

Random observation: Granger spent most of that timeout hopping on one foot, switching back and forth.

Surya Fernandez

Video: Danny Granger warms up before preseason opener vs Magic burst.com/h/8y14d35

Candace Buckner

New arrangements in #Pacers locker room: Stuckey has Lance Stephenson's old spot. Miles residing in former home of Granger/Turner

Surya Fernandez

Granger on NBA TV contract: More money more problems. That’s going to be true when it comes to that next deal when you see numbers like that

Jason Lieser

Danny Granger is ahead of schedule. DG: “I’m very encouraged and I haven’t had any problems with my knee.”

Ira Winderman

Granger said he is adjusting to South Florida quite nicely, noting that he rode his bike to Sunday's workout at the arena.

Ira Winderman

Danny Granger, "Coach Riley gave us that speech that we've got to keep that 'edge'. "

Ira Winderman

Granger on TV deal, "It'll definitely be a point of discussion at the next collective-bargaining agreement. More money; more problems."

Joseph Goodman

Danny Granger on how infusion of TV money will change the next CBA talks: “More money; more problems.”

Jason Lieser

Danny Granger on the new tv deal: "That'll definitely be a point of discussion for the next CBA... mo' money, mo' problems."

Surya Fernandez

Spoelstra says Wade is usually the first player to get to the arena to workout early and that Granger is the next to show up.

Surya Fernandez

4 Heat reserves in double figures: Ennis 17, 4-8 FGs, 8-10 FTs, 6 rbs. S Williams 12, 5-7 FGs. Cole 10, 4-8 FGs, 6 rbs. Granger 12, 5-8 FGs

Barry Jackson

Ennis 17 points, Granger 12, Shawne Williams 12 in Heat's 98-86 preseason opening loss to New Orleans in Louisville.

Surya Fernandez

Shawne Williams, Danny Granger lead the Heat with 12 points each.

Ira Winderman

Looks like this could be it for most Heat regulars. On the court now: Cole, Granger, Birch, Ennis and Shawn Jones.

Ira Winderman

Heat back to Cole and Chalmers playing side by side in backcourt. Still no Napier. Granger now at the four.

Ira Winderman

Heat 1 of 8 on 3-pointers at halftime against Pelicans, with only conversion coming from Granger.

Surya Fernandez

Norris Cole lead the Heat with 6 points (2-2 FGs) at the half. Danny Granger with 5 points, 3 assists.