Odds & Ends: Granger, Clippers, Henry

Danny Granger should help to bolster the Clippers‘ thin front line, writes Arash Markazi of ESPNLosAngeles.com.  “He hasn’t played a lot over the last couple of years, but I thought before the trade he was starting to round into shape and starting to make shots,” coach Doc Rivers said of Granger. “What I see in him is length. He’s a long small forward who has the ability to add a different dimension to us. The way I look at it is we can have a post game at the 3 spot as well now, which would be nice for us. If gives us another dimension.” More from around the league..

  • The Clippers have one roster spot open and while there are no plans to use it at this time, Rivers didn’t rule out the possibility of a 10-day deal later on in the season, tweets Markazi.
  • Jodie Valade of the Plain Dealer looks at 10-day contracts and how they can benefit clubs.
  • There’s a lot of talk about overhauling the NBA draft, but Sheridan Hoops’ Peter May says it’s fine just the way it is.
  • The Mavericks announced that they have recalled Jae Crowder and Shane Larkin from the Texas Legends of the D-League.  Crowder and Larkin were assigned to the Legends yesterday and played in last night’s overtime win against the D-Fenders.  Crowder had his second triple-double in as many games with 22 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, while Larkin added a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds.  To keep up with all of this year’s assignments and recalls, check out our running list.
  • The Lakers announced that they have recalled Xavier Henry from their D-League affiliate.  Henry was on a rehab assignment and spent just a few days in his latest stint.
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