Reports: Philadelphia set to buy out former All-Star Danny Granger's contract after acquiring him in the trade deadline




Philadelphia 76ers might be moving forward for the next season and start to rebuild.

With next season's draft considered to be the strongest batch ever since the 2003 NBA Draft, the Sixers are setting their eye on it.

Next season will also feature some of the NBA's superstar and the Sixers might be looking for one of them.




On trade deadline, the Sixers traded for Danny Granger in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen, two important players for the team.

But it seems that Philadelphia didn’t trade for the Pacers’ Danny Granger to make them better this season. That’s the opposite of the plan. Philly got some picks for Turner that they wanted and Granger is just another asset — he could be used in a sign and trade this summer to bring in players they actually want. Or more assets

Granger wants to be bought out and to go play for a contender. Philly might be up for that but Granger is going to have to give up a lot or cash for the Sixers to give up an asset.

Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com reported that the two sides are talking and while they are Granger will not suit up for the Sixers Monday night.

“In the next short period of time, maybe even in the next 24 hours and announcement will be made on the direction our situation with Danny Granger will go,” (Sixers coach Brett) Brown said.

“He most definitely wants to play basketball this year,” Brown added. “He is assessing his goals at this stage of his career. He wants to play. I think he is just trying to sort out what is best for both parties and that has yet to be determined.”

The Sixers host Milwaukee Monday night in a battle of the two worst teams in the NBA so far this season. 


Granger was selected 17th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers.

He has a breakout season for the Pacers in the 2008-2009 season where he emerged as the cornerstone of the franchise and also became their prime defender against the superstars of the NBA such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.

Granger's star status decreases because of injuries that hobbles throughout his career which paved the way for the emergence of All-Star Paul George in Indiana.

Reports: Philadelphia set to buy out former All-Star Danny Granger's contract after acquiring him in the trade deadline Reports: Philadelphia set to buy out former All-Star Danny Granger's contract after acquiring him in the trade deadline Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 2/25/2014 Rating: 5

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