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Jerami Grant - SF, 6'8, 210
Oklahoma City Thunder - Acquired via trade in November 2016
       Date of birth: 03/12/1994
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 39th pick, 2014
     Out of: Syracuse
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
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.
When: Where:
2012 - 2014 Syracuse (NCAA)
July 2014 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
June 2014 - November 2016 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
November 2016 - present Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 3: NCAA Small Forwards
2014-06-18



Jerami Grant gets on well with his teammates.


Jerami Grant, Syracuse, Sophmore, 6'8 210lbs

2013/14 stats: 31.4 mpg, 12.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.6 bpg, 1.2 TOpg, 2.3 fpg, 49.6% FG, 0% 3PT, 67.4% FT


Grant fell down boards, despite his athletic prowess, on account of not having one go-to facet of his game. His biggest virtue is looking the part - very athletic, long and wiry strong, he has what would be an ideal small forward's body type. But as it is, he's a power forward through and through.

Grant is a very poor shooter who also displays little handle on the ball. He has body control and likes a spin move, but the ball doesn't always come with him when he performs it. A long way short of being a small forward, Grant is not even close to being a regularly effective face-up power forward at this stage. Nor indeed are his skills as a traditional paint power forward all that much more advanced. Grant rarely posts and looks unready when he does, and offensively is a finisher at best.

What he does however bring are the unmissable physical tools, and an idea of how to use them regardless of the limitations of his skill set. Grant runs the floor on offense and finishes well at the rim, and also cuts to the rim in timely fashion to finish without having to handle too much. He can sneak through gaps with great body control, and also can do the one or two dribbles necessary to get to the rim past slow or overplaying defenders, where again he can finish explosively. The defensive end is the one where he is set to thrive - disruptive and committed, Grant can stay in front of wing players and does a fairly good job of bodying up opposing power forwards like himself. He needs some more weight, but that will come.

Grant looks a pro, and surely will be. There's a long way to go yet, but then again, what's the rush?

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