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    I don't know if that means Bird or KP actually contacted him or it was just some guys on the team telling him to come back.

    Also; Danny's on borrowed time.


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    Default Re: Pacers tried to recruit Danny back

    My guess is, we offered him the veteran minimum or something pretty close, and he balked.

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    My guess is, we offered him the veteran minimum or something pretty close, and he balked.
    i wouldn't offer any more than that. he is running on fumes anymore.
    sad to see his rapid decline but, it happens.

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    Also; Danny's on borrowed time.

    This makes me sad.

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    What's abnormal about Danny's decline is his game. You'll see athletic guys go on a sharp decline when their athleticism disappears, but not guys like Danny who play an old man's game.

    It goes back to what I was saying last season. Danny played like someone who'd moved on from basketball. There was no heart or passion in his game, and that's what used to differentiate Danny. It's too bad. I wish he was here.

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    Yeah, I think it was Jake Query who reported this back in July.
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    Once we traded Danny to a historically bad team I knew the odds of us ever reconnecting with him were slim to none.

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    Once we traded Danny to a historically bad team I knew the odds of us ever reconnecting with him were slim to none.

    I wouldn't be surprised if there was a strong indication from the Sixers that they'd accommodate him by releasing him if he didn't really want to be there. They didn't give a rat's a** about winning at that point and I don't think they would have ever played hardball with Granger. Trading him to the Sixers was the best thing from his POV aside from playing here because it allowed him to be released and play with any other team in the league.

    The fact that we traded him at all is what would be hard to get over from his POV. 8 and a half seasons - many of them awful - only to be traded when the team was the best it's ever been. It's a tough business, but it would be human nature to hold a grudge.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if there was a strong indication from the Sixers that they'd accommodate him by releasing him if he didn't really want to be there. They didn't give a rat's a** about winning at that point and I don't think they would have ever played hardball with Granger. Trading him to the Sixers was the best thing from his POV aside from playing here because it allowed him to be released and play with any other team in the league.

    The fact that we traded him at all is what would be hard to get over from his POV. 8 and a half seasons - many of them awful - only to be traded when the team was the best it's ever been. It's a tough business, but it would be human nature to hold a grudge.
    That, plus the fact that we traded him for Evan Turner. I think Danny would have understood if he was traded to noticeably improve the team, but anyone who knew anything about Evan Turner could tell you Evan Turner's stats were inflated in Philly and his game wouldn't fit in Indy. It had to be one of those, "you traded me for that guy?!" kind of moments for him.

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    What's abnormal about Danny's decline is his game. You'll see athletic guys go on a sharp decline when their athleticism disappears, but not guys like Danny who play an old man's game.

    It goes back to what I was saying last season. Danny played like someone who'd moved on from basketball. There was no heart or passion in his game, and that's what used to differentiate Danny. It's too bad. I wish he was here.
    To be fair, I don't think a single player on the team last year had any heart.

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    Well, it's good to know that we tried.
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    I think he had his sights set on Miami from the beginning. Play with LeBron, good chance to get a ring by not doing much - yeah. Sign me up.

    Then Lebron left. Oops.

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    Perfect situation. I'm glad we tried, and glad we didn't get him because he's beyond done.

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    He's done, might as well enjoy South Beach. This is better for both parties.

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    I think he had his sights set on Miami from the beginning. Play with LeBron, good chance to get a ring by not doing much - yeah. Sign me up.

    Then Lebron left. Oops.
    He chose the clippers over the heat and the spurs last season when the heat still had LeBron.
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    He chose the clippers over the heat and the spurs last season when the heat still had LeBron.
    Did he really have that choice? I really don't know I would like to see links with proof.

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    Did he really have that choice? I really don't know I would like to see links with proof.
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    The San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks all made a run at Granger, but ultimately he chose the Clippers because they offered him the best opportunity to play meaningful minutes for a contender.
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    Should Granger receive a buyout, sources tell RealGM that he will likely decide between the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks.
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    The Clippers will have competition in their quest to sign Granger.The San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Miami Heat also want to sign Granger.
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    With J.J. Redick still out and Jamal Crawford suffering a calf injury in Wednesday’s win over Houston, Granger could conceivably get starter’s minutes, something other suitors cannot offer. Because of that, the Clippers have “nudged ahead” of the Spurs, according to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN.com.

    That duo reported Tuesday that Granger and San Antonio have mutual interest, but Los Angeles’ offer of playing time could trump that. Granger will have phone conversations with the Clippers, Spurs, Heat, Rocket and Bulls according to Yahoo’s Marc Spears.
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    Paul George's emergence in Indiana made Granger expendable, but he could be a key contributor to the Clippers, who need depth and secondary scoring. Granger chose Los Angeles over several suitors, including Miami, Houston and San Antonio.
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    I don't see enough proof. Do you have any more sources?

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    With all the stupid moves our front office made this summer I wouldn't be surprised.

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    Very nice aamcguy. I don't think it would have mattered where he tried to play. It wasn't going to be meaningful on those knees.

    Why there was discussion on this point a year ago (i.e. about him starting over the much better Lance Stephenson) I will never really understand. Anyway, good luck to Danny in his post NBA career, wherever that might take him.

    Edit: Looking back, I do wonder if he wished he'd joined the Spurs. He'd have a nice ring by now to cap off his career.
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    It was probably like this...

    Roy calls, yo bro, you need to come back to Indy and play some ball with the fellas.
    Danny:I made my millions there, I struck out on a ring here, but I'm takin my talents to south beach to get a ring.
    Roy: Yea, I hear ya bro, I'm followin the same road.
    Danny: Gotta love the NBA.
    Roy: so, you coming to my wedding, right?
    Danny: yea, I'm not doin anything, its the summer.
    Roy: see ya then bro.


    Danny go to wedding...
    Roy: I told you you should have retired a Pacers.
    Danny: Poooof, the king was gone, lol
    Roy: lol
    .

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    Danny gave his all and I will always appreciate his time as a Pacer
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