Granger linked with switch to Miami after he is able to reach agreement with the Sixers.
Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown expects a decision to be made on new recruit Danny Granger on Tuesday, with suggestions he will be bought out of his contract.
The 30-year-old arrived at the franchise as part of the trade deal that took Evan Turner in the opposite direction to the Indiana Pacers, but it remains to be seen where he will end the season.
The Sixers were undoubtedly more concerned with acquiring future draft picks in the trade deal, and are expected to possibly use Granger in a sign and trade this summer to bring in either players they require or further assets.
However, it is understood that Granger wants to be bought out of his contract so he can move on to join a contender this season, according to Pro Basketball Talk.
The two parties are currently engaged in conversation over what their next step will be, and coach Brown believes that a decision will be reached sooner rather than later.
“In the next short period of time, maybe even in the next 24 hours and announcement will be made on the direction our situation with Danny Granger will go,” he said.
“He most definitely wants to play basketball this year,” Brown added. “He is assessing his goals at this stage of his career. He wants to play. I think he is just trying to sort out what is best for both parties and that has yet to be determined.”
Granger did not play in the Sixers’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night, and speculation continues to suggest that the Miami Heat could well be one of the interested parties were he to leave Philadelphia.
The reigning champions have created a free roster spot with the trade deal for Roger Mason Jr. prior to the deadline, and Granger would be given an immediate shot at winning an NBA championship if the deal were to happen.