Danny Granger, Glen Davis opting out of contracts with Clippers
Danny Granger and Glen Davis are going to opt out of their contracts with the Los Angeles Clippers next season, becoming free agents.
The Los Angeles Clippers attempted to bolster their roster in the second half of the 2013-14 season when they signed Danny Granger and Glen Davis to minimum deals with player options for the 2014-15 season. Granger and Davis played decent minutes in their short time with the Clippers, but neither truly offered up much in terms of pushing the reserves for the team to the next level.
Granger and Davis are both planning on declining their options for next season with the Clippers and will become free agents, per Brad Turner of the LA Times. Granger is interested in rejoining the team, but clearly both players either want long-term commitments in their next contracts or they believe they can fetch more than the league minimum, which they probably can.
Clippers forward Danny Granger doesn’t plan on opting in on his 2014-15 contract that would pay him $1.36 million, says NBA officials.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 20, 2014
But Granger does have interest in returning to the Clippers next season. He likes direction team is headed.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 20, 2014
Clippers forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis will opt of of his contract that would have paid him $1.4 million next season, said NBA officials.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 20, 2014
Granger come over to the Clippers after being traded from the Pacers to the 76ers at the trade deadline. He was waived by the Sixers and became an unrestricted free agent. He signed with the Clippers after clearing waivers and played in 12 regular season games and 13 playoff games for them. He averaged 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 16.2 minutes in the regular season for the Clippers and played in 41 games total between the Clippers and Pacers. He played in just five games the previous season.
Davis signed with the Clippers after being waived by the Magic following the trade deadline. In 23 games for the Clippers, Big Baby averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13.4 minutes of action. Considering the Clippers had next to nothing for depth inside, he was needed to be an integral part of the Clippers' rotation.
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