2014 NBA Free Agency: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

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Mar 27, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Danny Granger (33) dribbles the ball between Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) and forward Jae Crowder (9) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Clippers won 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Granger

2014-15 Salary: $1.3 million, Player Option

It’s hard to tell if Danny Granger’s best days are behind him. He didn’t fit in well with the Clippers offense, although he showed flashes of value on the defensive end of the floor.

In 12 regular season games with the Clippers, Granger put up eight points and two rebounds. He shot 43 percent from the field and 35 percent from three. There’s nothing that stands out about Granger’s play. His stats were sunk deep in the toilet during the post season, where he scored only 9 points in 13 games. Perhaps his dismal performance under greater pressure tells the full story about his future in the league.

It’s hard to ascertain as to which Granger the Clippers would get if he stuck around and opted into the veteran’s minimum player option for next season. The Clippers will have to find out if they’re paying Granger for his reputation, or his current skill. On paper he’s the best option at small forward the Clippers own, with great length that would be a big help on defense.

If Granger opts in it’s a no-brainer that the Clippers keep him. At veteran’s minimum he’s still a steal. Should Granger ask for a penny more, the Clippers should let him walk. (Marcus Bass)