Granger (knee) was officially waived by the Pistons on Monday, Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press reports. Granger was acquired from Phoenix as part of the Marcus Morris deal this summer, and the Pistons will now eat his $2.2 million guaranteed salary for this season. The 32-year-old Granger has been away from the team throughout camp while recovering from multiple knee surgeries, and this could be the unfortunate end of the line for the former All-Star, who appeared in only 30 games for Miami last season.
Former standout Danny Granger will almost certainly be waived by the Pistons before the regular season begins on Tuesday, per the team website. Granger wasn't able to play at all this preseason as he has been rehabbing after undergoing a second knee surgery last summer. The former All-Star has evolved into an NBA journeyman late in his career, having stints with four teams in the past two seasons. Granger could never bounce back to full form after missing all but five games in the 2012-13 season to injury.
Pistons forward Danny Granger (knee) isn't ready to participate in basketball activities during the Pistons' training camp, MLive.com's David Mayo reports. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said that Granger would continue to remain at his home in Phoenix, where he'll take part in rehab work on his own. Van Gundy didn't issue a timeline for the former All-Star's return to camp, but if Granger shows progress quickly in his rehab, he could join the Pistons at any point thereafter.
The Suns officially completed their trade with the Pistons on Thursday, sending Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to Detroit in exchange for a second-round pick, the team announced in a statement. Morris averaged a career-high 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds last season. Granger and Bullock both saw limited action after being acquired by the Suns during the year.
In a move primarily made to free up cap space, the Suns shipped forwards Marcus Morris and Danny Granger, along with guard Reggie Bullock, to the Pistons for a second-round draft pick in 2020, per CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger. With the deal, the Suns now have more than $20 million available in which they might use to go after forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Morris averaged a career-high 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds last season. Granger and Bullock both saw limited action after being acquired by the Suns during the year.
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