Granger did not practice, will meet with Brown

Granger did not practice, will meet with Brown
February 23, 2014, 3:45 pm
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Prior to being traded to the Sixers, Danny Granger spent his entire nine-year NBA career with the Pacers. (AP)

When the curtain went up on Sunday’s Sixers practice there was no sign of Danny Granger. Brett Brown confirmed that Granger, formerly of the Indiana Pacers, had not attended the practice.

“Sam [Hinkie] has met with him,” Brown explained. “He has done his physical. He will come back and I will sit down with him for the first time now that the physicals have been had and talk with him.”

There is very much a feeling that Granger would like a buyout from the Sixers and one league source says the Sixers would be willing to negotiate that.

Whether Granger plays in Philadelphia or hooks on with a contending team as many have speculated remains to be seen, but Thaddeus Young knows the former All-Star still has skills.

“I know he is a great player who can do many things,” Young said. “He is a pretty good defensive player.”

Granger has averaged 17.6 points per game in his nine-year career. In 29 games this season, he is averaging 8.3 points off the bench.