The Philadelphia 76ers have announced the buyout of Danny Granger that will allow the veteran forward to sign with another team and be eligible for the postseason.
The move comes after the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers traded Granger to the 76ers last week for forwards Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. The Sixers also received a future second-round pick.
Granger, 30, has been hampered by injuries recently. He missed most of last season after undergoing knee surgery, and has played in only 29 games this season because of a calf injury. He returned to action on Dec. 20 and averaged 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds this season for the Pacers.
Granger will now choose between elite playoff teams looking to add another key player. Granger is expected to make his decision once he clears waivers Friday.
NBA.com reported five teams are on Granger’s radar: the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.
ESPN reported the Clippers and Spurs lead the pack, and Yahoo Sports reported the Clippers have the edge right now. The Chicago Tribune also reported the Bulls are among the teams chasing Granger.
Granger made his lone All-Star appearance in 2009, the year he finished fifth in the league in scoring at 25.8 per game. In Granger’s last full season, 2011-12, he averaged 18.7 points and five rebounds.