Reports: Granger set to join Clippers
(Sports Network) - After having his contract bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Danny Granger has reportedly found a new home.
The 30-year-old forward is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, according to multiple reports.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that Granger informed Clippers head coach Doc Rivers of his decision Thursday night, while Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star reported early Friday morning that Granger had made a final decision on his landing spot.
Granger cannot sign with the Clippers until he clears waivers to become a free agent on Friday at 5 p.m. (et).
The former All-Star was acquired by the Sixers from Indiana at last week's trade deadline in exchange for forwards Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. He did not appear in a game with his new team, however, as the two sides worked on an arrangement for his release.
Granger was named the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2008-09 after averaging 25.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. He averaged 24.1 points over 62 games the following season, but has seen those numbers go down in every year since.
A serious knee injury limited Granger to only five regular-season contests for Indiana in 2012-13, and he missed the first 25 games of this season due to a strained calf. He averaged 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 29 outings prior to last week's trade.
02/28 02:47:04 ET