Ive been hearing - especially since the emergence of Paul George this year - about Indiana trying to move small forward Danny Granger and his $14 million expiring deal.
Well, Im a Piston fan(never mind the little rivalry some of us might have from the mid 2000's), and I think Detroit would be a pretty good landing spot for Granger seeing as we need help at SF and we have the cap room to take on his salary. ALSO, keep in mind that, from what Ive heard, Indiana will more than likely re-sign David West and, just maybe, give their superstar George an extension this summer. So in order to do this, moving Grangers salary could be a factor.
So, consider this a trade discussion forum particularly aimed at Piston & Pacer fans. What are some trade possibilities that could land Granger in Detroit that benefit BOTH teams in the process? All thoughts are welcome. Thanks.
The Pacers would need to take back some salary. So, Stuckey, Maxiell (sign and trade), then either a 2nd round pick or Kyle Singler.
If the Pacers got Stuckey, Maxiell, and Singler then they would really round out their roster. This trade would give them a lot of depth.
I think Maxiell is off contract btw
Most likely the Pacers would want Stuckey and Kyle Singler (they needed another shooter off the bench)...It would be good for both sides, and we can afford to give up Singler due to the strong play of Middelton late in the season. But I would toss in a 2nd rounder as well, therefore the pistons don't have to draft an intl. talent and stash it overseas.
Maybe something centered around Kyle Singler, Kim English, and a couple draft picks? The Pacers can get more out of the Pistons but I'm not sure who they would want back.
To me any trade involving Indiana and Detroit has to involve Calderon (Sign and Trade). He is exactly what Indiana needs in a pass first guard who more importantly DOESN'T turn the ball over very often. If they could get the 8th pick as well that would be ideal.
The Pistons have plenty of salary cap. They don't really have to trade anybody for him. The Pacers could just trade him to rid the contract then make a big splash in free agency signing cheaper talent and solidifying their core players. They'd probably want draft picks in return but plenty of people would want Granger so I'm not sure it'll happen.
The Pacers are not looking for a salary dump, they can fully afford to pay Granger this season as when George and Stephenson come to re-sign his contract is up. They need depth and the reason they trade Granger will be for that very reason. They need a scorer off the bench (which is a role he could fill) as well as some PG and PF depth (assuming West returns).
Not disagreeing, just saying they don't have to to it by trading. They could hit free agency with cap room this summer and sign whom ever they want. The main purpose would be for the draft picks to help them now and in the future. But again, its just an option. I think better ones could arise. Especially seeing how small forward is a position a lot of teams need to address.
Calderon is a free agent this summer but I agree he'd be a nice fit in Indiana. I'd assume that the Pacers would like Stuckley who could be an effective 6th man scorer for and the Pistons would love to off load Charlie V. So Stuckley and Charlie V for Grainger and one of Mahimi, Green or Plumlee could balance quite well.
The Pacers could waive Charlie V or use him as a short term replacement if Hansbrough doesn't come back and they have a perfect role for Stuckley which allows Lance Stephenson to continue as a starter. Detroit get Grainger to fill SF role plus he can play some PF as they will not want to overload Monroe and Drummond with minutes. They get either Green to fill Stuckley's role or another big to give them bench depth there with Charlie V gone.
The original trade idea is one of the better ones on here so +1 from me.
The Pacers, according to "sources" (I hate saying that, but I read it on ESPN and the Indy Star), told the Clippers that they planned on holding onto Danny Granger.
I really do think the Pacers want to keep Granger. It's going to take a deal they just can't turn down in order for them to pull the trigger on a trade.
I hope we hold onto him and don't trade him for the sake of it. I think he has the demeanor to become a role player happily and fell that George will be ok at shooting guard and most likely put up similar numbers as this year, however be more efficient in the process.
Granger would be a great sixth man, he can play SF and PF in a small ball lineup and Paul george can play the SG so granger could easily get 20 to 30 minutes off the bench.
Granger is a warrior I think people forget his high level of competitiveness and work ethic. He is a very versatile offensive and positional defensive player and backs down to noone. Danny shares a large amount of credit for establishing the blue collar culture in Indiana and the team that gets him will get a fighter. If Im a young team looking for a SF I would give an arm and a leg to acquire him. He could really be a difference maker for three young East teams Detroit, Washington, and Clevelands playoff aspiration.