Houston Jerami Grant (born March 12, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange.
Grant dunking with the Thunder in 2017
|No. 9 – Denver Nuggets|
|Born||March 12, 1994|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|2016–2019||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
At Syracuse, Grant averaged 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 31.4 minutes per game in 2013–14 while shooting 49.6% from the floor; he also scored in double figures in 24 of 32 games played and posted 19 points three times. He was also a 2014 All-ACC Honorable Mention selection.
Philadelphia 76ers (2014–2016)Edit
On June 26, 2014, Grant was selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, and joined the team for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 29, 2014, he signed a four-year deal with the 76ers, with two years guaranteed. On January 21, 2015, he recorded four points and eight blocks in a loss to the New York Knicks. The eight blocks were the most in a game for a 76er since Samuel Dalembert had nine on December 12, 2007, and the most by a 76ers' rookie since Shawn Bradley had nine on January 17, 1994. On February 2, he had a season-best game with 18 points and 7 rebounds in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In July 2015, Grant re-joined the 76ers for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On November 11, 2015, he recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Toronto Raptors. On December 30, he recorded 16 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and five blocked shots in a 110–105 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Oklahoma City Thunder (2016–2019)Edit
On November 1, 2016, Grant was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Ersan İlyasova and a protected draft pick. He made his debut for the Thunder the following day in an 85–83 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, recording six points, two rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes off the bench. On December 19, 2016, he scored a season-high 15 points in a 110–108 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. On February 1, 2017, he tied his season high mark with 15 points in a 128–100 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
On July 7, 2018, Grant re-signed with the Thunder. On January 10, 2019, he scored a then career-high 25 points to go with 12 rebounds in a 154–147 double-overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs. On March 18, he scored 27 points in a 116–107 loss to the Miami Heat. On April 10, he set a new career high with 28 points in a 127–116 win over the Bucks.
Denver Nuggets (2019–present)Edit
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Grant is the son of Harvey and Beverly Grant, and has three brothers: Jerai, Jerian and Jaelin. Harvey played college basketball at Clemson and Oklahoma, and was the 12th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft, going on to play for 11 years in the NBA with Washington (Bullets and Wizards), Portland and Philadelphia. Grant's uncle, Horace (twin brother of Harvey), played college basketball at Clemson and was a four-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Two of his brothers, Jerai and Jerian, are also professional basketball players.
- Jerami Grant's (Hyattsville, MD) High School Timeline
- Jerami Grant Recruiting Profile
- Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant to enter NBA draft
- "Sixers Select McDaniels, Grant, Micic in the Second Round of the 2014 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
- "Sixers Announce Orlando Pro Summer League Camp Invitees". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- Jerami Grant Signs Two-Year Guaranteed Deal with Sixers
- Philadelphia 76ers sign former Syracuse forward Jerami Grant to 2-year deal
- Anthony helps Knicks to 2nd straight win, 98-91 over 76ers
- Jerami Grant 2014-15 Game Log
- 76ers vs Hornets game notes
- Sixers surprise Kings for 2nd win in 3 games
- "Thunder Acquires Jerami Grant and Trade Exception". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- "Westbrook gets 35, leads unbeaten Thunder past Clips 85-83". ESPN.com. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
- "Hawks overcome Westbrook's 46 to beat Thunder 110-108". ESPN.com. December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
- "Butler scores 28 and Bulls rout Thunder 128-100". ESPN.com. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
- "Paul George, Thunder cruise to 110-91 win over Bucks". ESPN.com. October 31, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- "Thunder Signs Jerami Grant to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. July 7, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
- "Aldridge scores 56, Spurs outlast Thunder 154-147 in 2OT". ESPN.com. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
- Gallo, Nick (January 10, 2019). "Double-OT Thriller A Show of Thunder's Heart – OKC 147, SAS 154". NBA.com. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
- "Dragic, Wade lead Heat past Westbrook-less Thunder, 116-107". ESPN.com. March 18, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
- "Thunder get 6th spot in West with win over Bucks". ESPN.com. April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
- "Denver Nuggets acquire Jerami Grant from Oklahoma City Thunder". NBA.com. July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
- Tynes, Tyler (June 30, 2014). "Jerami Grant and his basketball family". Philly.com. Retrieved June 30, 2014.