NBA Trade Rumor: Danny Granger to the Nets?

July 2nd, 2010 by Evan Massey Leave a reply »
Last week, there were rumors swirling that the Pacers and Nets were working on a deal that would send Granger to New Jersey in exchange for Devin Harris and Derrick Favors. Those talks however died out, but don't be surprised if you hear the talks come back if New Jersey misses out on LeBron James. In my opinion, this would be a very good deal for both teams, and I'll do my best to break down why for both teams.

Why for the New Jersey Nets?

First, the Nets need a legit number one option scorer. Harris was good for them last year, but he never proved that he could put the ball in the bucket whenever they needed a score, and Granger did just that with Indiana. Adding Granger would give them a legitimate small forward, which would allow them to move Terrence Williams to the shooting guard slot. While Granger hasn't been heralded for his defense, he is a good defender, and would add yet another shot blocking presence for the Nets as well.

Granger would add the three point threat that the Nets don't really have at this point in time as well. Being able to play the inside-outside ...

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