Former All-Star set to add another piece to the Pacific Division team’s title dreams.
Danny Granger is just hours away from declaring he will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers for the rest of the 2014 NBA season.
The former All-Star was hot property on the free-agent market after being bought out of his deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, after being traded there by the Indiana Pacers after the latest deadline.
Granger is expected to clear waivers at 5 p.m Friday Eastern Time in America after he was officially waived Wednesday after completing a contract buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Sixers had acquired him from the Indiana Pacers just before the trade deadline for Evan Turnerand Lavoy Allen.
Granger’s team met with the Clippers during their recent game against the Houston Rockets to nut out the start of a deal.
If the Clippers pick up Granger after he clears waivers, it will complete a roller-coaster week for the 30-year-old after playing with Indiana, his only team in his nine-year NBA career to date and a side in the title hunt this season, to the 76ers in Philly, who are looking to get as high a pick in the 2014 NBA draft.
Granger played in 29 games with the Pacers this season as he made his way back from knee and calf injuries. He averaged 8.3 points in 22 minutes a game, but his career average is 17.6 points a game.
He was in the final year of a contract that paid him $14 million this year and will be a free agent after the season.
If Granger does sign with the Clippers as expected it will be the second skilled veteran the team has signed this week, with former Orlando Magic centre/power forward Glen Davis also joining the team.