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Danny Granger waived by the Pistons, final roster set

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The final roster is set, and this one does not come as much of a surprise.

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Pistons are going to waive forward Danny Granger. Danny Granger was acquired from the Phoenix Suns in a July trade that included forward Marcus Morris and guard/forward Reggie Bullock. Granger never made an appearance at the Pistons' facility or training camp, as he opted to stay in Phoenix and rehab his plantar fasciitis injury.

This was the final roster move that the Pistons were expected to make, so this does not come as much of a surprise. Wojnarowski mentions that Granger will take another month to rehab his injury before working out for teams to resume his career. At this point, it will most likely be contending teams looking to sign the veteran whenever he completes his rehab.

The Pistons will be responsible for his $2.17 million salary, unless he is claimed on waivers.


Here is the official press release from the Pistons:

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has requested waivers on forward Danny Granger.

Granger, 32, was acquired from the Phoenix Suns along with Marcus Morris and Reggie Bullock on July 9, 2015, in exchange for a 2020 second round draft selection.  The 10-year NBA veteran, who has appeared in 586 regular season games (431 starts) with the Indiana Pacers (2005-14), Los Angeles Clippers (2013-14) and Miami HEAT (2014-15), owns averages of 16.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 31.5 minutes per game.