NBA Trade Talk: Destinations for Collison, Granger and Davis - Heat, OKC, Rockets feature

Danny Granger

The LA Clippers trio will opt out of their contracts, where will they land this summer?

The Los Angeles Clippers' Darren Collison, Danny Granger and Glen Davis will all hit the open market this summer after news broke that they will opt out of their contracts.

The trio were brought into Los Angeles to help lead the Clippers deep into the playoffs, but they fell short, crashing out in the second round to the Thunder.

The three players had varying success. Collison, an offseason acquisition, provided an offensive spark off the bench and was called in to start at both shooting guard and point guard when injuries hit the backcourt.

Granger, who was signed after being bought out by the 76ers, played well when healthy but a hamstring injury limited him in the playoffs. Davis, another buy out player, struggled to integrate with the team and was memorably sent to the locker room by coach Doc Rivers for his reaction to being benched in a game.

All three players reportedly wish to stay with the Clippers, but here are the best possible destinations for each of them.

Darren Collison - Miami Heat

The Heat's disappointing Finals loss to the Spurs highlighted one of the key weaknesses for Miami - the lack of consistent point guard play. Mario Chalmers was ineffective for the entire series, Norris Cole is not ready to be an NBA starter, and Erik Spoelstra elected to start Game 5 without a point guard in the lineup. Collison would be a viable option at the point for the Heat. His ability to knock down three-pointers consistently means he would profit from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade's drives to the rim.

Danny Granger - Oklahoma City Thunder

Granger offers everything that Oklahoma City was missing in their Western Conference Finals loss to the Spurs. He is a solid shooter, he defends his position and is a good enough athlete to run in transition with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Signing Granger would add some depth to a very weak Thunder bench, and he could be used off the bench or in combination with Durant in small-ball lineups.

Glen Davis - Houston Rockets

If the Rockets are to make a deep run in the playoffs next season they need an upgrade at the power forward position. If they fail to attract Kevin Love, Carmelo Anthony or another big name this summer, Davis would be a solid acquisition. He brings toughness, defensive ability and rebounding to the table, all factors missing in Houston last year, and his experience playing with Dwight Howard in Orlando will also be useful.