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Report: Danny Granger was “pissed” when he learned of trade

Danny Granger

Indiana Pacers’ Danny Granger reacts after hitting a shot during the first half of Game 4 of their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series against the Miami Heat, Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


You can’t blame him.

Danny Granger had spent the entire eight years of his NBA career in Indiana with the Pacers. He had been an All-Star with them. He had battled back from injuries with them and was now coming off the bench on a contender.

Then suddenly a last-minute trade comes down at the deadline and he is shipped off to a terrible Philadelphia team in the middle of a rebuild. What would your reaction be? Mine would be a lot like the Boston Globe’s Jake Fischer said Granger’s was:

Granger swung by the team practice facilities on the way out of town to say goodbye to the players and front office staff. It was a classy move.

Now Granger is going to meet with the Sixers and talk buyout. As we noted before he wants out, now it’s just a question of finding a number that works for him and the Sixers.

After that he’ll be a free agent.

We’ll see where he lands. But if he was pissed when he learned about the trade, you can’t really blame him.