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Rotowire: Mar 30 / 3:08a ET
News: Granger (knee) is still without an update on his status, and should be considered doubtful for upcoming games until further notice.
Impact: Granger has struggled to stay healthy for the past several seasons, and continues to deal with various ailments, most particularly on his knee. Previous reports said that there could be a chance he returns this season, but that news isn't too useful from a fantasy perspective. He's averaging 6.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 30 games this year, and he's not worth owning in a wide variety of leagues.
Rotowire: Mar 10 / 2:59p ET
News: Granger (knee) could play at some point this season, but first he'll focus on getting fully healthy, the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Granger came to Phoenix from Miami at the deadline and originally considered seeking a buyout to sign on with a contender. After meeting with the Suns' heralded athletic staff, however, he decided he'll instead focus on returning to full health after undergoing a second knee surgery last summer. "I haven't returned to the level I was before but I don't think that's impossible to get back there," Granger said. "I'm only 31. There were times, even stretches when I was playing for Miami, I felt great, bouncy, my shot was going. And then the knee is always kind of just nagging at you. I'm thankful that I kept playing and I think I can play a lot longer." Whether Granger returns this season remains to be seen, and coach Jeff Hornacek indicated it could depend upon the team's playoff chase situation. "As we go on, if we're still in the race, yeah, why not get a veteran guy like that in there?" Hornacek said. "If somehow we're out of it, then maybe it makes more sense to play the young guys. Our thoughts right now are we're still in the playoff hunt and we're still going to go after it. If he can give us something toward the end there, maybe that happens."
Rotowire: Mar 2 / 3:20p ET
News: Granger remains on the Suns' roster but he's not currently with the team, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: After being traded from Miami at the deadline, most expected Granger to be bought out. However, the buyout deadline has now passed, so it's unclear what the future holds for the veteran. The Suns have made it clear that they would prefer to play younger players, so Granger doesn't appear to have much value in any formats at this point.