Danny Granger’s fate to be decided ‘in the next 24 hours,’ says Sixers coach Brett Brown
Danny Granger, who was sent by the Indiana Pacers in a deadline deal to the Sixers for swingman Evan Turner, will possibly have his fate decided with Philadelphia “maybe even in the next 24 hours,” head coach Brett Brown said Monday night.
According to a report from Dei Lynam of CSN Philly, Brown said the team is expected to make an announcement soon regarding the direction they want to head in with the recently acquired All-Star.
“In the next short period of time, maybe even in the next 24 hours an announcement will be made on the direction our situation with Danny Granger will go. He most definitely wants to play basketball this year. 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.”
Granger, who turns 31 in April, is not with the team despite passing his physical following the trade from Indiana, where he spent nine years. He missed all but five games in the 2012-13 season, and appeared in only 29 games this season for the Pacers because of continued rehab on his knee. He is currently averaging 8.3 points in 22 minutes per game.
He was named an All-Star in 2009, the same season in which he won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. He is set to become a free agent in July after making $14 million this season.