The Pacers have tested the trade market for Danny Granger over the last 24 hours but haven’t found a deal they like, sources tell Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Indiana has long been expected to seek out a trade for the pending free agent but it doesn’t sound like they’ll have a deal worked out in the next few hours.
Granger, 30, missed the bulk of the 2012/13 campaign and didn’t make his debut this season until the week of Christmas. In 29 games this season, the former face of the Pacers has averaged 8.3 PPG and 3.6 RPG in 22.5 minutes per contest. That’s a significant dropoff from the numbers he put up from his rookie year in 2005/06 through 2011/12 – 18.2 PPG and 5.2 RPG in 33.3 minutes per game.
ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard reported in late January that the Pacers would only move Granger if they were “blown away” by an offer. It would appear that Indiana held true to that stance. Granger is earning $14MM in the final year of his contract.