Did you even remember Danny Granger was with the Suns?
Granger spent the start of the season with the Miami Heat but played a limited role, then he was shipped to Phoenix as part of the three-team Goran Dragic trade. Granger took his time joining up with the Suns and never played when he did.
But the man wants to get paid, so he opted into his contract, reports Eric Pincus of BasketballInsiders.
There is zero chance Granger — at the tail end of a nice NBA career cut short by injuries — was going to get $2.1 million on the open market, so he is taking the cash owed him. It’s the smart business move.
The Suns might try to move that contract with another trade.
Meanwhile, Granger will work out and get treatments this summer from the apparent miracle workers that are the Phoenix Suns training staff. Maybe after a summer with the Suns he can have some value on the court again. Maybe.