UPDATE: The Clippers made it official Friday, announcing the signing of Danny Granger. From the press release:
The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have signed free agent forward Danny Granger. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Granger, 30, appeared in 29 games (two starts) this season with the Indiana Pacers averaging 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.6 minutes per game. He played his entire eight-year NBA career with the Pacers. He holds career averages of 17.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 544 games (425 starts) over 32.5 minutes per game.
Danny Granger went from being traded by the Indiana Pacers a week ago, to getting bought out by the Philadelphia Sixers on Wednesday. He will now ink a deal with the LA Clippers, according to multiple reports. Per the Indy Star:
Granger, 30, will have to wait to sign a contract on Friday after he clears waivers.
Last Thursday, the Pacers dealt Granger to the Philadelphia 76ers and the two sides recently reached a buyout deal, allowing him to sign with a team with title hopes.
Granger joins a Clippers team (40-20) currently ranked fourth in the Western Conference but boasts All-Stars in point guard Chris Paul as well as power forward Blake Griffin. Granger, a career 38-percent shooter from the 3-point arc, should fit in Los Angeles where the dunks and the 3-pointers fly freely.
The Clippers rank sixth in the NBA in overall shooting percentage (47.3) but could use a lift as sharp shooter J.J. Redick is out indefinitely and sixth man scorer Jamal Crawford recently suffered a strained left calf on Wednesday.