Riley talks adding Granger

Posted by C.L. Anthony on Thursday, July 31, 2014 with No comments
Danny Granger signing with the Miami Heat could become one of the most underrated moves thus far this NBA off-season.  Granger spent last season split between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Clippers and seemed to find flashes of his old self during the playoffs.  For the season Granger averaged 8.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.  Heat President Pat Riley recently spoke about why Granger was a player that he long coveted.

"I've been through this before with players that have had injuries that have come back and have setbacks, and it takes some time," Riley said. "I thought he got caught up in a very awkward situation of coming back to a team where he was, he really was the star three or four years ago, when you think about the playoff series we had, with Danny out there just trying to take on the whole team. So, going through what he went through and then coming back and having Paul George and Lance Stephenson sort of being where they were and then getting traded to Philly, that he'd sort of been through the grinder, in a way, and was not indicative of what I think he could have done, even the time he played with the Clippers.
"And so, I like him. I've always liked him as a player. He's a swing player. He can play the four spot. He can shoot the ball from an outside. He's a good defensive rebounder and a good defender. So I felt it was low risk, high reward with him, and he wanted to be here regardless of what the situation was."