Danny Grainger played for 2 seasons for the Bradley University’s basketball team. He transferred to University of New Mexico throughout the second session of his junior season and started to appear for the Lobos in 2003-2004. While with the team, he was the first player to reach 60 assists, 60 blocks, and 60 steals in a single season. Also, Danny won the Mountain West Conference MVP award. He was picked in the very first round, 17th overall pick by the Indiana Pacers during the 2005 NBA Draft. Grainger seemed to play in the NBA All Star and named as NBA Most Improved Player in 2009. Grainger was traded to Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns.