Can't you waive the physical? Why wouldn't Phillie waive it, they didn't trade for him to have him play. Teams trade players all the time that aren't even in the league. I could see the Pacers requiring it for Turner and if some hidden injury was there then nullify the trade, but not Phillie. It almost has to work that way....
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Woke up today still feeling good about the trade even though I will miss Granger a lot. I was willing just to wait it out and see if he could get his old form back and there were signs but not enough IMO to not pull this trade.
The real question will be chemistry and how much can be done in 20 some games to build this team up to the level that will be even better than what Granger provided as the sixth man.
I also wonder if the Pacers will ever trout out a Stephenson-Turner-George-West-Hibbert lineup. Turner, being a much lesser version of Penny Hardaway, is capable of playing point forward, and we know Lance can bring it up as well. Size wise, that's eerily similar to the '95 Magic position by position.
Miami is 9-6 in the 15 games Wade has missed this season. They are 30-8 with him in the lineup.
It's comparable to our struggles on second night of back to back where we are 8-7, and then 33-6 in other games. And as Zach Lowe points out virtually every time we lose on twitter, back to backs do not exist in the playoffs.
Do you think there is any possibility Granger will be bought out and then signed by Miami?
Candace dropping Bird quotes on the trade.
Bird described the trade as an 11th hour deal, coming into place around 2:30 … 30 minutes before the trade deadline.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) February 21, 2014
Philly was trying to get a 1st round pick for Evan Turner and when that didn't manifest, Bird said 76ers reached out to #Pacers— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) February 21, 2014
Bird said that rather matter of factly, but it was somewhat hard for him because "Danny’s always been my favorite," Bird said.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) February 21, 2014
Bird insists that there was "no shopping around" of Granger but the last-minute proposition with Philly had to be considered— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) February 21, 2014
Turner and Lavoy not playing tomorrow per Candace.
Also sending an e-hug to Larry Bird for the Danny's always been my favorite quote.
Lot of updates on Candace's twitter.
Nothing groundbreaking or anything. Philly's the ones that initiated the talks. Danny didn't get shopped around. Moving him was hard because Danny was "always his favorite."
Granger 'Pissed' When Told Of Trade, Could Sign With Heat Or Spurs
Feb 21, 2014 11:53 AM EST
Danny Granger was "pissed" when he learned that he had been traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to a league source.
Granger had spent his entire career with the Pacers' organization.
Many around the NBA expect Granger to sign with either the Miami Heat or San Antonio Spurs assuming he is waived.
Via Jake Fischer/Boston Globe
Yes, a RealGM report by an unnamed author that references a "source" and a single tweet from a Boston Globe columnist. Must be legit.