For now, Danny Granger remains
with the 76ers.
A Sixers spokesman said the
team is not any closer to reaching a buyout agreement on the contract of the
ninth-year forward, who according to reports was less than thrilled to be
traded from Eastern Conference-contending Indiana.
Saturday is the deadline by
which Granger must be on a team’s roster for the 30-year-old to be eligible for
that club’s playoff roster.
Granger’s desire to sever ties
with the Sixers does not bother coach Brett Brown.
“It doesn’t,” Brown said. “Maybe
it should, but it doesn’t.”
Brown said he and Sixers
general manager Sam Hinkie have spoken with Granger, and that the team is
trying to respect his Granger’s wishes.
“He’s a good guy, a good
person and a heck of a player,” Brown said. “Everybody has different ideas on
what’s best for them and their family at this stage of his career. I don’t
begrudge him for any of that. It’s always our job to run a business and treat
“We will do that, and I think
the timeline with Danny is still open-ended. No decision has been made in any
regard yet. I suspect one will happen in the not-too-distant future.”
Granger was sent to the Sixers
by the Pacers at the trade deadline, in exchange for forwards Evan Turner and
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