Danny Granger

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Danny Granger

Danny Granger

Danny Granger is a former professional basketball player. Danny Granger was picked by the Indiana Pacers in 2005. Danny spent his ten professional seasons as a small forward/power forward. He spent most of his NBA career with the Indiana Pacers.

The athlete from the United States was able to start the offense for the squad. He also functioned as a point forward in the event of an emergency.

Education, Family, and Childhood

Danny Granger was born on April 20, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Granger is an African-American national of the United States.

Scotty Granger, his younger brother, and songwriter is a musical performer and songwriter.

Jamie Granger, his younger sister, is his other sibling.

Danny and his siblings were raised in a Jehovah’s Witness religious home.

Days of Amateurism

Danny was a four-year letterman in basketball at Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana.

In addition, he was a McDonald’s All-American nominee in this city.

Danny was a standout student in high school as well. He was accepted into the top 10% of his class.

He was also accepted to Yale University, one of the country’s best universities.

Granger, who was 6 feet 8 inches tall, had a stellar academic and athletic record.

As a result, he was a state finalist for the Wendy’s Heisman Trophy in 2000.

He was also an excellent student, with an ACT score of 30.

Danny had attended Bradley for his first two years of college. He then relocated to New Mexico.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Height, Weight, and Age

Danny Granger is 39 years old, stands 6 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs 101 kilograms.

His BMI is 24.9, which is average for his age.

Furthermore, Danny’s tall and slender frame allows him to easily compete with the NBA’s finest players.

Facts of Danny Granger

Full Name Danny Granger
Date of Birth April 20, 1983
Age 39
Birth Place New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Nickname Danny G
Religion Jehovah’s witness
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Education Grace King High School, Bradley University, University of New Mexico
Father’s Name Danny Granger Sr.
Mother’s Name Janice Granger
Siblings 2 (Scotty and Jamie)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Height 6 feet 8 inches (203.2cm)
Weight 222 lbs (101 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athlete
Marital Status Married
Wife Dionna Kann Granger
Sexual Orientation Straight
Profession Basketball player
Professional Career Teams Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat
Position Small forward
Drafted In 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
League NBA
Playing Career 2005-2015
Net Worth $20 million
Salary 2.077 million USD (2015)
Merch Danny Granger T-shirt
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Last Update May 2022

Net Worth

Danny Granger is worth a total of $20 million. Danny has earned $68.8 million in his 11-year tenure with the Pacers.

In the final year of his career, in 2015, he earned $2,170,465 per year.

Granger signed a rookie deal with the Pacers in 2005. It was a $7 million contract for four years.

College Life

Granger began his basketball career at Bradley University, where he spent the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons.

Granger transferred to the University of New Mexico after a disappointing second season. In 2003-04, he joined New Mexico for the second semester of his junior season.

Danny was initially barred from playing for the Lobos until January 2004. He said his reason for college transfer was because of Jim Lee, the Braves head coach’s intimidating tactics.

In the whole of school history, Granger was the first player to get 60 assists, 60 blocks, and 60 steals in a single season of 2004-05.

Granger then went on to win the Most Valuable Player award in the Mountain West Conference tournament. He also led the Lobos to the NCCA tournament.

In 2008, in support of the Lobo Leap, Danny made a $500,000 pledge to his alma mater. The pledge was an excellence capital campaign to name the new men’s locker room in The Pit.

Indiana Pacers (2005-2008)

The Indiana Pacers selected Danny 17th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft. Former Lobo Mel Daniels and Hall of Famer Larry Bird were part of the organization.

In his first NBA, the USA native played in 78 regular-season games. Granger scored 7.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. He was able to add 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 6 playoff games.

Danny Granger
Danny Granger in a match. Source: sbanatuon

In the 2005 season, Danny was named to the All-NBA Rookie Second Team.

Peja Stojakovic departed from the Pacers, and with that, Al Harrington arrived during the 2006 offseason. Following that, for the 2006-07 season, Granger was the starting point forward.

Contract Renewal

In the Pacers’ first 15 games, Granger was the first man off the bench.

Due to an eight-player trade with the Golden State Warriors, Granger has been playing small forward and shooting guard since January 17, 2007. Due to Harrington’s departure from the team, the trade was arranged.

The Pacers’ second and third scoring options were eliminated. Granger also had more scoring opportunities. He averaged 13.9 points per game after that.

Granger then led the Pacers in scoring during the 2007-08 season. He scored 19 points per game on average. The Pacers played 80 games that season, with the USA native appearing in all of them.

Granger and the Pacers agreed to a 5-year contract extension on October 31, 2008. Each year, the total would increase by 10%. The increase would stop after the 2013-14 season.

Pacers Reaching New Heights

In the 2008-09 season, Danny set a career-high with 42 points against the Detroit Pistons on December 12, 2008. In January of the following year, he repeated the feat against the Golden State Warriors.

Granger was named an All-Star reserve by the Eastern Conference on January 29, 2009. For the 2008-09 season, he has voted the Most Improved Player.

At the end of that season, Granger had increased his scoring average by at least five points per game each year. For three years in a row, 7.5, 13.9, 19.6, and 25.8.

He became the first player in league history to accomplish this feat.

Following the Breakout Season

Granger’s breakthrough season came in 2008-09. His next season was a bit of a letdown after that. He suffered numerous injuries and losses.

Granger, on the other hand, bounced back quickly after his defeat.

Against the Utah Jazz, he scored 44 points. He was selected to play for the United States Senior National Team in the 2010 FIBA World Championships.

At the 2010 FIBA World Championship, Granger and the United States team won gold. On September 12, they defeated the host country, Turkey, 81-64.

The Pacers finally made it to the playoffs thanks to the 6’8″ athlete. The previous four seasons, they had failed to make the playoffs. The Pacers, though, fell short against the Chicago Bulls.

Granger’s 2012-13 season was cut short due to patellar tendinosis. He only played five games due to the injury.

Granger made his comeback on December 20, 2013, following this big setback. He won his first game of the season.

His club defeated the Houston Rockets 114-81 at home. In exchange, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse audience gave him a standing ovation for his performance.

Years Later

On February 20, 2014, Granger was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. The 76ers bought him out six days later.

Granger re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers a few days later. In July, he was re-signed by the Miami Heat. In a 101-102 loss to the Orlando Magic in December, he set a season-high with 21 points.

Granger was dealt with the Phoenix Suns the following season.

The New Orleans Pelicans were one of three teams engaged in the deal. However, due to a knee injury, he was unable to play. That season, he did not play for the Suns.

Despite his injury with the Suns on June 17, 2015, he exercised his one-year, $2.17 million option.

After a disappointing season in 2015, Granger was dealt to the Detroit Pistons. A 2020 second-round draft pick was part of the deal. He was waived by the Pistons before the season began in October.

Granger decided to sit out the balance of the season to ensure he fully recovered from his injury.

The former NBA star currently works as a television analyst for CBS Sports.

He continues to express interest in returning to the NBA.

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Wife and Children

Danny Granger married Dionna Kann Grange, his longtime love, in 2009.

For the past 12 years, the pair has been enjoying one other’s companionship. They have three children together.

Dionna, Danny’s wife, gave birth to twins. Jaxon and Jake Granger are their twin sons.

A new member of the Granger family arrived a few years later. The name of their third kid, however, has yet to be revealed.

Presence on Social Media

With more than 37.6k Instagram followers and 275.7k Twitter followers, the 6 feet 8 inch tall footballer is active on social media. Danny, on the other hand, is not active on Facebook.

He usually talks about his career as a CBS analyst, basketball, and his family.