’s status with
the 76ers remains unclear, though it sounds like both sides are working toward a
For the time being, Granger is
not with the team. He was not at Wells Fargo Center for Monday’s game against
Milwaukee, Sixers coach Brett Brown said, and there was no locker room stall
arranged for him.
“He's in the city of Philadelphia. Go find him,” Brown
said. “He's got a fake wig and sunglasses on.”
Granger finished his physical
Sunday, after which he met with Brown. He also sat down with Sixers general
manager Sam Hinkie sometime over the weekend, Brown said.
Acquired from Indiana at the Feb.
20 trade deadline, Granger does not seem to have any interest in playing for
the Sixers. If he seeks a buyout of the remainder of his contract, it’d be for
roughly $4 million. Brown insists that “there’s still more going on with the
“He most definitely wants to
play basketball this year,” Brown said of Granger. “The obvious stuff is
assessing his goals at this stage of his career. He’s a player and he wants to
play. Just trying to sort out what’s going to be best for both parties has yet to
But Granger and the Sixers are
at a critical juncture: If the ninth-year forward is looking to be on a team’s
playoff roster, he has to be signed by March 1. That would make Thursday or
Friday of this week the cutoff for both he and the Sixers to reach an agreement
on Granger parting ways.
More on this in Tuesday’s
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