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Danny Granger | Guard/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 222
College: New Mexico
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Danny Granger will likely be the first player to be released by the Pistons.
Stan Van Gundy has said that he wouldn't rule out the possibility of Granger sticking around, but he admitted that he has "significant health problems." Granger is well past his prime and wouldn't have a role in Detroit anyways, so it would make a lot of sense for the Pistons to move on. Aug 2 - 11:16 AM

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Stan Van Gundy won't rule out the possibility of Danny Granger sticking around in Detroit.

"It's trying to sort out exactly what he wants, what we want, where his health is and all that, so that'll take some time to sort through," Van Gundy said of Granger. "Obviously great respect for him as a player, and as a person (he's) everything we've heard, but he's had some significant health problems. We'll try to figure that out in the next couple of weeks." Granger has been a constant injury risk for several years now, and the Pistons' roster is starting to fill up. If Granger does end up staying with Detroit, he will have a very limited role and he won't be an option in fantasy leagues.
Source: USA Today
Jul 19 - 9:47 AM

The Pistons have yet to decide if they will retain Danny Granger.

Detroit could waive him, package him in another deal, or just keep him to add some depth to the roster. It's unclear if he'll be on the Pistons opening night roster, but what is clear is that he'll be a negligible option in standard fantasy leagues regardless of where he winds up.
Jul 2 - 4:28 PM

Danny Granger was traded to the Pistons as part of Thursday's three-player deal with the Suns.

This was a pure salary-dump for Phoenix as they attempt to clear space for LaMarcus Aldridge, as Detroit reportedly only sent back a 2020 second-round pick. Granger may get some minutes as a 3-point gunner off Stan Van Gundy's bench, but he's not a guy to bother with in fantasy drafts.
Jul 2 - 3:45 PM

Danny Granger has opted in with the Suns for next season.

While he said he was undecided after the year, it really a no-brainer for Granger. He will get $2.1 million for the upcoming season after not even seeing the court for the Suns after the trade deadline. He'll really need something magical to happen to revitalize his career.
Jun 17 - 4:24 PM

Danny Granger is undecided about picking up his player option for next season.

Granger will spend the summer working with the Suns training staff in an attempt to get himself healthy, and it's hard to envision Granger earning the $2.1 million he's slated to make if he does indeed opt out.
Apr 20 - 11:12 AM

Danny Granger will join the Suns once their road trip ends on Saturday in Cleveland.

Granger will join a crowded rotation in Phoenix and it's doubtful that he logs any meaningful minutes right out of the gate. Hopefully Phoenix's world-class medical staff can bring some life into Granger's legs, but it's safe to leave him on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues.
Mar 7 - 1:30 PM

Danny Granger, who was recently acquired in a trade with Miami at the deadline, may finally join the Suns soon.

It's officially too late for him to join a contender if he were to be bought out by the Suns, so Granger has no choice but to suit up for the Suns if he wants to keep playing. That being said, Granger wouldn't be in the rotation upon his arrival in Phoenix, so owners can safely leave him on the waiver wire in almost all leagues.
Mar 4 - 11:04 AM

The Suns are still unsure if Danny Granger will remain on the team.

"We're still trying to figure out what to do," general manager Ryan McDonough said. The Suns do have a surplus at small forward and we all know how they feel about playing too many guards, so Granger is probably going to have a tough time staying on the team. He has no fantasy value right now.
Feb 20 - 3:24 PM

Danny Granger has been sent to the Suns as part of the Goran Dragic trade.

Granger has been off the radar in standard fantasy leagues for three years now, and a move to a crowded rotation in Phoenix isn't going to do him any favors. With season averages of 6.3 points and 1.0 three-pointer per game on 40.1 percent shooting from the field, it's safe to leave Granger on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Feb 19 - 3:15 PM

The Heat are trying to attach Danny Granger to a deal with Norris Cole.

It's still hard to understand why the Heat signed Granger to a two-year deal this summer. Granger just hasn't been the same player he was since his knee injury, but he was fantastic a few seasons ago. He can be ignored in almost all fantasy leagues.
Feb 18 - 6:32 PM

Danny Granger knocked down his 1,000th career 3-pointer while starting in place of Luol Deng (calf) on Tuesday, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

The minutes were easily a season-high and Granger is an uninspiring option even when Deng is on the sidelines. He picked up a DNP-CD in Miami's last game and the only positive for deep-league owners is that he's been able to stay healthy for most of the season. That said, he's worth at least considering if Deng and Dwyane Wade (hammy) are both ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Mavs.
Jan 27 - 10:21 PM

Danny Granger is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks with Luol Deng (sore calf) unavailable.

Granger doesn't have a favorable matchup tonight, and he has failed to do much in the past with the starting role. Through three starts this season Granger has averaged 4.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting, not great. James Ennis will likely see some extended minutes off the bench, but he too makes for a very risky option in most leagues.
Jan 27 - 6:54 PM

Danny Granger started in place of Luol Deng (illness) on Wednesday, but failed to do much, finishing with just three points and one rebound on 1-of-3 shooting in 20 minutes.

He also had a steal, a block and a 3-pointer, but daily owners who rolled the dice needed a whole lot more from Granger tonight. Deng shouldn't be out long, so look for Granger to crawl back into his cave sooner than later.
Jan 21 - 9:53 PM

Danny Granger will start at SF on Wednesday with Luol Deng (illness) unavailable.

James Ennis should also see significant minutes and it's hard to rely on either guy for temporary value, as they've both squandered expanded opportunities in the past. Granger went 3-of-5 from the field on Tuesday but prior to that he was riding a long shooting slump, and he's only worth considering as a desperation source of points and 3-pointers.
Jan 21 - 6:40 PM

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