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Granger's Philly future in limbo

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07:32 AM ET 02.24 | In terms of how things will go the rest of the way in Philadelphia, we have a pretty good sense it will end with ping-pong balls and draft lottery. Nevertheless, a degree of intrigue surrounded Sunday's practice as the basketball world awaited word on whether Danny Granger would suit up for the Sixers. It's a question that is just as important to the playoff contenders rumored to have interest in the former all-star as it is the Sixers, who host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. The answer wasn't coming Sunday. When the curtain lifted on a two-hour practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Granger was nowhere to be found. Sixers coach Brett Brown said Granger didn't attended practice because he was concluding his physicals.

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February 24, 2014  07:43 AM ET

I thought players usually complete physicals before the trade happens?

February 24, 2014  07:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I thought players usually complete physicals before the trade happens?

It's different for traded players who have no interest in playing for a cruddy team, I guess.

February 24, 2014  08:31 AM ET

And why did the Sixers trade ET for this guy again? It didn't make sense from talent stand point and it didn't make sense in salary-wise. They opted in taking a broken down overpaid player over a young player who is on the rise.

February 24, 2014  08:37 AM ET

Granger is done being a relevant player
It doesn't really matter what happens

February 24, 2014  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I thought players usually complete physicals before the trade happens?

No the trade happens before the physicals. Trades can be reversed if someone fails a physical though they usually give multiple times to pass it though.

February 24, 2014  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And why did the Sixers trade ET for this guy again? It didn't make sense from talent stand point and it didn't make sense in salary-wise. They opted in taking a broken down overpaid player over a young player who is on the rise.

They traded for him because they refused to give Turner money and this is the best we can get along with another second rounder. I actually hoped we kept him for a one year deal. Granger is not part of the future and and is a role player at best at this point. Let him hop on Clippers, OKC, SA whoever

February 24, 2014  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They traded for him because they refused to give Turner money and this is the best we can get along with another second rounder. I actually hoped we kept him for a one year deal. Granger is not part of the future and and is a role player at best at this point. Let him hop on Clippers, OKC, SA whoever

I get why you didn't....
But I don't think you got enough back.
and you know I'm not the biggest turner fan

February 24, 2014  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They traded for him because they refused to give Turner money and this is the best we can get along with another second rounder. I actually hoped we kept him for a one year deal. Granger is not part of the future and and is a role player at best at this point. Let him hop on Clippers, OKC, SA whoever

Agreed. They gave up ET for a player that's not in their future.

February 24, 2014  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I get why you didn't....But I don't think you got enough back.and you know I'm not the biggest turner fan

I guess it is like this if he was worth more teams would have given up more. There are average to bad teams doing ok right now so they didn't want to give up a lot to a player that can bolt. Indiana can sign him for cheap, or use as Stevenson insurance in case he bolts. I think Turner had an option for a one year offer that they knew he must was not going to accept

February 24, 2014  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Agreed. They gave up ET for a player that's not in their future.

Yeah I wish him the best he finally started to show somethings he did at Ohio State. His versatility will help out the Pacers. His does a lot of things on the court but doesn't shoot that well. He is Iggy lite which is a compliment to his versatility.

February 24, 2014  09:17 AM ET

Very bleak situation playing in Philly, but playing in Miami is not the answer either. Understanding Granger lost his job due to injury he should now focus his attention somewhere he can regain his reputation without risking his ability. He needs a program where he can flourish and make a difference, I know its hard not to look at Indiania but that door is closed and kinda bitter sweet. The nature of the game is a hard pill to swallow at times and very unforgiving. The ball surely did not bounce in his favor or maybe he need to go through this to get to a better place.

February 24, 2014  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Agreed. They gave up ET for a player that's not in their future.

Apparently ET was not in their future either......

February 24, 2014  09:25 AM ET

Fading To Oblivion, Bro?

February 24, 2014  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Very bleak situation playing in Philly, but playing in Miami is not the answer either. Understanding Granger lost his job due to injury he should now focus his attention somewhere he can regain his reputation without risking his ability. He needs a program where he can flourish and make a difference, I know its hard not to look at Indiania but that door is closed and kinda bitter sweet. The nature of the game is a hard pill to swallow at times and very unforgiving. The ball surely did not bounce in his favor or maybe he need to go through this to get to a better place.

I guess it depends on what you mean Miami is not the answer? Granger is a vet, and like most vets they want to win a championship. I am sure he would like to play for a Clipper, OKC, Miami, SA all contenders. Take a look at Granger stats this year he really wasn't giving Indiana much on the court but I am he was good in the locker room. The truth is there are few NBA teams where Granger can walk on and be a starter at SF.

February 24, 2014  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Very bleak situation playing in Philly, but playing in Miami is not the answer either. Understanding Granger lost his job due to injury he should now focus his attention somewhere he can regain his reputation without risking his ability. He needs a program where he can flourish and make a difference, I know its hard not to look at Indiania but that door is closed and kinda bitter sweet. The nature of the game is a hard pill to swallow at times and very unforgiving. The ball surely did not bounce in his favor or maybe he need to go through this to get to a better place.

the wolves like to sign older broken down players

February 24, 2014  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I guess it depends on what you mean Miami is not the answer? Granger is a vet, and like most vets they want to win a championship. I am sure he would like to play for a Clipper, OKC, Miami, SA all contenders. Take a look at Granger stats this year he really wasn't giving Indiana much on the court but I am he was good in the locker room. The truth is there are few NBA teams where Granger can walk on and be a starter at SF.

he can't be a starter cause you can't invest that his knees will hold up
he could be ok in spurts, off the bench...but if you are 'depending' on him, it won't end well

February 24, 2014  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And why did the Sixers trade ET for this guy again? It didn't make sense from talent stand point and it didn't make sense in salary-wise. They opted in taking a broken down overpaid player over a young player who is on the rise.

They got back a 2nd round pick for doing the deal. Something is better than nothing

February 24, 2014  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

he can't be a starter cause you can't invest that his knees will hold uphe could be ok in spurts, off the bench...but if you are 'depending' on him, it won't end well

Exactly Granger knees can't be trusted but maybe he can go to a contender in need of spot duty. This is why I hold no grudges against players that bolt for whatever reason because there is no loyalty in management why should the players be loyal.

February 24, 2014  10:44 AM ET

What kind of messed up nba world do we have when players refuse to play after being traded like pouting 4 year olds. This is yet another example of why guaranteed contracts are the worst thing to ever happen to pro sports. Anyone who sticks up for guaranteed contracts have their priority backwards. Owners and gms should suffer for their poor decisions , but this kind of childish behavior shouldn't be rewarded like it is with these contracts. If anything , he should legally be forced to pay the 76ers for every game he misses under his contract. If you don't play, you don't deserve to be paid

 
February 24, 2014  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Exactly Granger knees can't be trusted but maybe he can go to a contender in need of spot duty. This is why I hold no grudges against players that bolt for whatever reason because there is no loyalty in management why should the players be loyal.

Yeah, in the end it's all a business.

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