NBA: Contract buyout puts Granger up for grabs

Danny Granger has agreed to contract buyout terms with the Philadelphia 76ers that would make the forward a possible wildcard for NBA clubs looking for talent ahead of the playoffs.

The 30-year-old American forward, in the final year of a five-year deal worth $60 million, was traded last week from Indiana, which boasts the NBA's best record, to the 76ers.

With the buyout deal and no team likely to pick up his contract, Granger should become eligible to sign with a team for a lesser amount, giving him the chance to join a title contender.

Reigning NBA champion Miami, San Antonio, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers are among the clubs reportedly interested in Granger, the NBA's 2009 Most Improved Player who has battled knee injuries the past two seasons.

Granger played in only five games last season and missed the first 25 games of the current campaign for Indiana with a calf strain before averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 29 games before the trade.