March 12, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Danny Granger (33) controls the ball against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat Officially Sign Danny Granger

The Miami Heat have officially signed Danny Granger, the team announced Monday. Granger and the Heat earlier agreed to a reported two-year, $4.2 million deal.

“One of our main priorities this offseason was obtaining a proven veteran like Danny with All-Star experience,” said Heat President Pat Riley said in a statement. “We expect him to be a multi-position player and have a very successful season in our system.”

The long-time Indiana Pacers swing man sat most of the last two seasons out with various leg injuries—mainly one to his left knee.

His injuries led to him being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers at last season’s trade deadline. He was subsequently cut from the Sixers and picked up by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Before his injuries, Granger was Indiana’s best player and helped but the Pacers back in contention. From 2008 to 2012, Granger averaged 22.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game and was named an NBA All-Star in 2009.

Granger figures to come off the bench at either small forward or shooting guard. A 38 percent career three-point shooter and solid wing defender, he will be a valuable asset if he can stay healthy.

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