(NEW YORK) — After being granted his wish by the Philadelphia 76ers to buy him out of his contract, former All-Star forward Danny Granger will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers after 5 p.m. on Friday, according to ESPN.
After being part of the Indiana Pacers since his rookie season in 2005, Granger was shipped to the 76ers in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen during the NBA’s trade deadline.
The 76ers have the second-worst record in the NBA, and Granger wanted to be part of a contending team, so the team bought out his contract. As long as he clears waivers, he will become a free agent.
It wasn’t too long ago that Granger was one of the best scorers in the NBA during his time in Indiana. Despite his All-Star resume, his production has been hampered by various knee and calf injuries.
Before this season, Granger had missed 97 games out of a possible 164 games, but had worked his way back into the Pacers rotation this season. But with the emergence of Lance Stephenson, Granger became expendable. In 29 games this season, Granger averaged 8.3 points per game.
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