On This Date in NBA History: April 20, Danny Granger was Born

Mar 27, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Danny Granger (33) dribbles the ball between Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) and forward Jae Crowder (9) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Clippers won 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

1983 – Happy 31st birthday to Los Angeles Clippers small forward Danny Granger (@dgranger33) who was traded from the Indiana Pacers late in his ninth NBA season. Granger’s career 3-point and free-throw percentages rank in the top 100 all-time. His success at each of those areas could help the Clippers in the playoffs.

In 2008-09, he was the league’s Most Improved Player award winner in addition to having his only career All-Star game appearance. In the following season, Granger put up a career-high 44 points. In a 122-106 Pacers’ victory over the Utah Jazz, Granger helped Indiana outscore Utah by a whopping 23 points in the second half of the upset win.

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