HoopsHype Danny Granger rumors
Danny Granger and Andrei Kirilenko are two veterans who refused to suit up for the Sixers. Granger didn't want to play for them last season after being acquired from the Indiana Pacers at the trade deadline. He never even practiced with the team, which ultimately bought out his expiring contract. Philadelphia Inquirer
Going into Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks at AmericanAirlines Arena, Granger had been listed as "DNP-Coach's Decision" the past five. He had played the two games before that, even starting one, but was listed as being sidelined for the season's first 10 games with a strained left hamstring. "Yeah, he's healthy. He's available," Spoelstra said when recently asked for an update on Granger. "Right now, we've had so many guys in and out that we're just really trying to find some consistency. "But he's on my mind. It's still very early. So where we had planned for him in August, he's way ahead of schedule and that's the perspective we want to keep." South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Granger was coming off a hamstring issue when he was added by the Heat, previously limited with the Indiana Pacers by knee issues. "The plan was build up his body," Spoelstra said. "That's what we're trying to do, getting healthy, feeling better, in better condition than what he's felt in two years. That's been the number-one objective. And then, from there, we'll find a role for him." South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"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
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