UPDATES & NEWS
The Philadelphia 76ers and forward Danny Granger reached agreement on a buyout Wednesday that will allow Granger to sign with another team and be eligible for the postseason.
According to league sources, the Clippers are the frontrunners to sign Granger with an outside shot that he ends up with the Spurs instead. The Bulls, Rockets, Mavs, and Heat are also expected to talk to Granger, but it is the Clippers who have a leg up on these other teams because they can offer him significant playing time that other teams may not be able or willing to.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Yunel Escobar said his groin is improving and will work out prior to Sunday's game.
The MRI on Escobar came back clean, so that's great news. He's still not 100-percent though and will continue to be held out. Escobar believes that he can avoid the DL and will work out prior to the game to prove it. Obviously though, if he doesn't show the improvement in the workout, the team could hold him out a little while longer. The club can go with Danny Espinosa at third and Dan Uggla at second. They also called up Emanuel Burris who can play all over the infield. Analysis: Howard Bender