CSN Philly's Dei Lynam reports new Sixers forward Danny Granger has met with general manager Sam Hinkie and completed his physical. He has not practiced with the team and reportedly wants a buyout. Lynam reports the next step following the physical is a sit down with the team's head coach Brett Brown and, following the meeting with Brown, the next steps of Granger's career, whatever they may be, will begin.
The Sixers acquired Granger for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen on Thursday afternoon and he is reportedly "pissed" about the deal. He left a team that has tremendous balance and could compete for an NBA Championship for a team that is is heading towards a top-5 pick in the draft.
All of that being said, at this point in his career, I don't see Granger wanting to rebuild an organization like he helped do in Indiana.
Granger, who turns 31 in April, is averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 29 games this season for the Pacers. He only appeared in five games lat year due to injury. His best season came in 2009 when he averaged 25.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game en route to being selected to the All Star team and as the NBA's Most Improved Player. Granger became expendable with the emergence of Paul George as the go-to man in Indianapolis. Granger does have an expiring $14 million contract and the Sixers have a ton of cap space.
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