|2014 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 39th overall by Philadelphia.|
|29th September, 2014||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed four year, $3,761,705 contract with Philadelphia. Included team option for 2017/18.|
|1st November, 2016||NBA||Traded by Philadelphia to Oklahoma City in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova and a protected 2020 first round pick.|
|27th June, 2017||NBA||Oklahoma City exercised 2017/18 team option.|
|2012 - 2014||Syracuse (NCAA)|
|July 2014||Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)|
|June 2014 - November 2016||Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)|
|November 2016 - present||Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)|
November 17, 2017
Featured a couple of times on this list already, Grant continues to improve, recording his fourth career double-double in a hefty win over the Bulls, and averaging 23.5 fantasy points over his last six games. On a team still struggling to figure out how to distribute the ball optimally amongst the three alphas who want a significant share of it, Grant, as a proud beta, is very valuable. His cuts, runs, dives and pick-and-roll game coincide nicely with the options around him, as well as also being a keen rebounder and free-roaming defender, all of which come together to make for a valuable fantasy contributor who should not be this cheap.
November 9, 2017
For a slightly higher price than Anunoby comes the slightly higher production of Grant, who has become a consistent bench performer and important rotational piece. Exploring the space his star team mates open up, Grant is averaging 8.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 0.9 steals per game, rising to 11.5 points over his last four outings. The risk with most players in this price range is that they might have nights of nothing at all, but Grant has yet to do that, and is underpriced for what he brings.
November 7, 2017
Over the last seven games, Grant has only once dipped below a return of 18.8 fantasy points; this was a 15.4 outing in which he recorded 11 points, 2 rebounds and a block. It is also true that he has not recorded any more than 28.8 points in any game during that time (17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals), but if you want an unspectacular but steady and reliably good value cheap contributor rather than the high variance of a featured scorer, then Grant or Anderson is your small forward pick.
June 29, 2017
SF/PF, 6’8, 210lbs, 23 years old, 3 years of experience
Having traded a first round pick for him, however protected it may be, Grant responded to this endorsement by putting up a somewhat worse season than the one prior. It is hard to project Grant as a player. He is not a handler, he is not historically a shooter (although the 37.7% three-point shooting on a .367 three-point rate with the Thunder last season is a good sign of progression here), he does not stand out as a rebounder, and while he finishes well at the rim, he mostly gets there with cuts. Most importantly, while his projection is mostly on the defensive end, he is stuck between positions, defending power forwards better than wing players yet limited as a power forward by the rebounding. Grant has made improvements, not only in the shooting but also in the much improved turnover rates, yet that improvement has partly come through doing less and less offensively, which in turn pigeon holes him as a player, and it’s a weird pigeon hole.
Player Plan: One more year at the minimum salary via a team option that has not been exercised at the time of writing, but should be. Exercising the option eschews restricted free agency, but that’s OK. Hard to find a role for Grant on this team, but with the price paid to acquire him, one ought to be found. He can at least shoot now.
June 18, 2014
|Jerami Grant gets on well with his teammates.|