If you didn’t know by now, the Sixers and Danny Granger have a situation on their hands. Granger wants the Sixers to buyout the rest of his deal for this year and let him play for a title contender, instead of spending the rest of this season in basketball purgatory. The Sixers get nothing out of this situation, besides not having to deal with any negative aspects Granger could bring to a team that may only win five games the rest of the way. And I think five games is being generous here.
A decision is expected before tonight’s game in Milwaukee. Talk about a battle of the tanks, huh? Anyways, things are leaning towards the Sixers reaching a buyout with Granger. If they don’t buy him out, the Sixers will retain Granger’s bird rights — which give them a right to receive compensation for him this off-season in a sign and trade. I’m not sure who would want to do a sign and trade with Granger, but it’s better than letting him walk right now for nothing. I wrote more about the buyout situation here.
So, expect a decision today on Granger. This will essentially decide if the Sixers win two or five games the rest of the way.