Barring any other moves this offseason, the Pistons currently have 13 guaranteed roster spots accounted for with five names supposedly competing for the remaining two slots. While many believe Danny Granger will ultimately be a roster casualty, Stan Van Gundy includes him in the list of names competing for the final two spots and spoke specifically about the veteran (via Detroit Free Press):
"I think that if you look right now — include Danny Granger, include Adonis Thomas — we got 18 guys, so there'll be some interesting battles," Van Gundy said recently. ...
"It's trying to sort out exactly what he wants, what we want, where his health is and all that, so that'll take some time to sort through," Van Gundy said of Granger. "Obviously great respect for him as a player and as a person (he's) everything we've heard, but he's had some significant health problems. We'll try to figure that out in the next couple of weeks."
Granger may not make it into August, as Van Gundy suggests, but if he does, he'll be competing with Darrun Hilliard, Reggie Bullock, Cartier Martin and Adonis Thomas. The competition could be good, but Van Gundy pulls no punches about the 32-year-old. Unless Granger has a clean bill of health and there's belief he can outperform the others, he's likely a goner.
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