With the NBA season about to begin, teams need to make their final cuts to get their roster down to 15 players or less. We already know that Metta World Peace has made the Los Angeles Lakers over Jabari Brown, and Monday has seen several other notable cuts, including Danny Granger from the Detroit Pistons.
Granger was sent to the Pistons this summer in the deal that included Marcus Morris. However, a foot injury forced Granger to miss all of training camp. Once one of the more prolific scorers in the league, the 32-year-old has dealt with injury after injury over the past few years, making him a shell of his former self.
Granger will continue to rehab his foot injury and look to get back in the NBA when healthy.
And now for the other notable cuts from around the league.
Philadelphia 76ers – Furkan Aldemir had a $2.84 million guaranteed deal for this season, but he didn’t make the final cut, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears. Pierre Jackson also got the ax despite having $750,000 guaranteed, while Scottie Wilbekin was cut despite a $200,000 guarantee.
Dallas Mavericks – Maurice Ndour had a fully guaranteed rookie minimum deal and also $437,000 guaranteed for next season, but he was cut after suffering a stress reaction in his left leg, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania.
Indiana Pacers – Veteran guard Toney Douglas had a $600,000 guarantee, but he didn’t make the final roster.
Brooklyn Nets – Veteran Dahntay Jones got the boot. His contract didn’t contain any guaranteed money.
Memphis Grizzlies – Veteran big man Ryan Hollins didn’t have a contract guarantee and he’s been cut, per Charania.