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The Heat Reportedly Don’t Want Danny Granger Because He Was Mean To Them In 2012

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The 76ers and Danny Granger are reportedly close to a buyout agreement for the recently acquired small forward, and there is already talk of Granger joining a title contender like the Heat, Spurs or Thunder.

Except, scratch the Heat, because he was mean to them back in the 2012 playoffs. According to the Miami Herald, Granger’s actions during a heated Conference Semifinals series has stuck with the team:

So who would be better for Miami? Heat players would clearly prefer [Caron] Butler; he and Dwyane Wade are close from their days as Heat teammates, and Granger irritated the Heat’s stars by getting in their faces after fouls in the 2012 playoffs. At the time, LeBron James called Granger’s conduct “stupid.”

Whether the team just slightly prefers someone like Butler or DeAndre Liggins (who they signed to a 10-day contract) to Granger isn’t clear, but holding a grudge against somebody from two years sounds like the perfect way to fuck up the potential gift landing in their laps. Granger played for the Heat’s only true Eastern Conference rival, and probably knows every tendency of every player on that team. As an anonymous scout tells the Herald, “that definitely has value beyond what you get studying film.”

(No, let’s see what this guy from the Sioux Falls Skyforce can give us, it’s probably way more valuable than experience and intel!)

Guys, Danny Granger was mean to you because you’re the Miami Heat and he wanted to beat you. This was back when people thought the way to beat you was to beat the hell out of you and rebound and box out and force you into jump shots. Don’t take it personally. Or do — whatever. The Spurs or Thunder will likely be happy to take what you refuse to pick up.

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  • pacersbandwagon

    they need granger to challange evan turner i mean yeah he fought with you guys but its basketball if i were them i’d pick him up he wants revenge on the pacers tho

  • beejay9085

    The Heat already know Indiana’s tendencies. What they need is a player who will take a role (meaning few minutes than they want) without disrupting the team’s chemistry. Granger has already proved that isn’t him, which is why he’s no longer a Pacer. Nice use of the F-word too. It shows great journalism.

  • http://dailymiaminews.com/ HakanK

    I have been a long time Miami Heat fan (20 years). If Heat can get 20 good minutes from Oden, we will be in a very good shape against Pacers.
    If you really believe Granger can help Miami, then it is so silly to go two years back and make childish comments.

  • MikeFromHighSchoolHigh

    They dont need Granger hes washed up. They’d be better off signing Caron Butler because hes a Heat favorite and a vet whos won a championship.

  • Kevin

    Miami need granger. Ray allen went to the heat and they accept them even though they had a bitter rivalry in Boston. Put differences aside and get him signed. Dont be stubborn

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  • puro penche spurs

    you are washed up besides that Granger will be a spur the Spurs are going to get there payback on heat besides its going to be pacers amd spurs nba finals

  • Anonymous

    Heat don’t need Granger to win a third straight title, so it’s fairly dumb of the author to be making a big deal of their disdain for him.

  • Anonymous

    Heat DON’T need Granger. Get that through your head.

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