Jerami Grant

Houston Jerami Grant (born March 12, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange and was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft. Grant also played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons. He won a gold medal with the 2020 U.S. Olympic team.

Jerami Grant
Jerami Grant free throw (cropped).jpg
Grant with the Denver Nuggets in 2020
No. 9 – Portland Trail Blazers
PositionPower forward / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1994-03-12) March 12, 1994 (age 28)
Portland, Oregon, US
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
CollegeSyracuse (2012–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2014–present
Career history
20142016Philadelphia 76ers
20162019Oklahoma City Thunder
2019–2020Denver Nuggets
20202022Detroit Pistons
2022–presentPortland Trail Blazers
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

Grant attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland where as a senior in 2011–12, he averaged 12.5 points in 23 games.[1]

Considered a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Grant was listed as the No. 11 power forward and the No. 37 player in the nation in 2012.[2]

College 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.

In April 2014, Grant declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[3] He starts as a Guard but for his defensive skills he can play as Small Forward.

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia 76ers (2014–2016)Edit

On June 26, 2014, Grant was selected in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 39th overall pick,[4] and he joined the team for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[5] On September 29, 2014, he signed a four-year deal with the 76ers, with two years guaranteed.[6][7] 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.[8] On February 2, he had a season-best game with 18 points and 7 rebounds in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2016–2019)Edit

 
Grant in 2017

On November 1, 2016, Grant was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Ersan İlyasova and a protected draft pick.[12] 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.[13] On December 19, 2016, he scored a season-high 15 points in a 110–108 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[14] On February 1, 2017, he tied his season high mark with 15 points in a 128–100 loss to the Chicago Bulls.[15]

On October 31, 2017, Grant scored 17 points off the bench in a 110–91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He finished 5 of 9 from the floor to record 17 points for the first time since April 1, 2016.[16]

On July 7, 2018, Grant re-signed with the Thunder.[17] 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.[18][19] On March 18, he scored 27 points in a 116–107 loss to the Miami Heat.[20] On April 10, he set a then career-high with 28 points in a 127–116 win over the Bucks.[21]

Denver Nuggets (2019–2020)Edit

On July 8, 2019, Grant was traded to the Denver Nuggets for a 2020 first-round pick.[22]

On February 25, 2020, Grant scored a career-high 29 points in a 115–98 win over the Detroit Pistons.[23] On September 15, 2020, in a Game 7 win against the favored Clippers, Grant outscored Paul George 14 to 10 while playing 9 minutes less. However, he struggled against LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the Western Conference Finals as the Nuggets fell to Los Angeles Lakers in five games. Grant scored 26 points in the Nuggets' Game 3 victory.[24][25] Grant averaged 11.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in the playoffs.

Detroit Pistons (2020–2022)Edit

On November 22, 2020, Grant signed a three-year, $60 million contract with the Detroit Pistons through a sign-and-trade with the Denver Nuggets. Detroit also received draft rights to 2015 second-round pick Nikola Radičević in exchange for cash considerations.[26][27] On February 17, 2021, Grant scored a career-high 43 points in a 105–102 loss to the Chicago Bulls.[28][29] Grant ended the season as a Most Improved Player award finalist, finishing second behind Julius Randle, while averaging a career high in points per game.[30]

On December 10, 2021, in a 93–109 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Grant suffered a right thumb injury.[31] On December 16, he underwent surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right thumb and was ruled out for at least six weeks.[32] On March 28, 2022, Grant was ruled out for the remainder of the season with a calf strain.[33]

Portland Trail Blazers (2022–present)Edit

On July 6, 2022, Grant was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers along with the draft rights to Ismaël Kamagate in exchange for a top-four protected 2025 first-round pick (via Milwaukee), the draft rights to Gabriele Procida, and two future second round picks.[34]

National team careerEdit

On June 28, 2021, Grant was a member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic team that won a gold medal in Tokyo.[35]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 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

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Philadelphia 65 11 21.2 .352 .228 .591 3.0 1.2 .6 1.0 6.3
2015–16 Philadelphia 77 52 26.8 .419 .240 .658 4.7 1.8 .7 1.6 9.7
2016–17 Philadelphia 2 0 20.5 .353 .000 .500 3.5 .0 .0 2.0 8.0
2016–17 Oklahoma City 78 4 19.1 .469 .377 .619 2.6 .6 .4 1.0 5.4
2017–18 Oklahoma City 81 1 20.3 .535 .291 .675 3.9 .7 .4 1.0 8.4
2018–19 Oklahoma City 80 77 32.7 .497 .392 .710 5.2 1.0 .8 1.3 13.6
2019–20 Denver 71 24 26.6 .478 .389 .750 3.5 1.2 .7 .8 12.0
2020–21 Detroit 54 54 33.9 .429 .350 .845 4.6 2.8 .6 1.1 22.3
2021–22 Detroit 47 47 31.9 .426 .358 .838 4.1 2.4 .9 1.0 19.2
Career 555 270 26.0 .452 .349 .723 3.9 1.3 .6 1.1 11.4

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Oklahoma City 5 0 22.2 .613 .333 .857 3.8 .8 .2 .4 9.2
2018 Oklahoma City 6 0 22.2 .514 .250 .455 3.3 1.0 .7 .5 7.2
2019 Oklahoma City 5 5 35.2 .500 .450 .692 5.6 .8 .6 2.0 11.6
2020 Denver 19 16 34.4 .406 .326 .889 3.3 1.3 .6 .8 11.6
Career 35 21 30.7 .456 .341 .800 3.7 1.1 .5 .9 10.5

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Syracuse 40 9 14.3 .462 .400 .562 3.0 .5 .4 .5 3.9
2013–14 Syracuse 32 20 31.4 .496 .000 .674 6.8 1.4 .8 .6 12.1
Career 72 29 21.9 .486 .300 .641 4.7 .9 .6 .5 7.5

Personal lifeEdit

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.[36] Two of his brothers, Jerai and Jerian, are also professional basketball players.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jerami Grant's (Hyattsville, MD) High School Timeline
  2. ^ Jerami Grant Recruiting Profile
  3. ^ Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant to enter NBA draft
  4. ^ "Sixers Select McDaniels, Grant, Micic in the Second Round of the 2014 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sixers Announce Orlando Pro Summer League Camp Invitees". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  6. ^ Jerami Grant Signs Two-Year Guaranteed Deal with Sixers
  7. ^ Philadelphia 76ers sign former Syracuse forward Jerami Grant to 2-year deal
  8. ^ "Anthony helps Knicks to 2nd straight win, 98-91 over 76ers". NBA.com. Archived from the original on January 25, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  9. ^ Jerami Grant 2014-15 Game Log
  10. ^ 76ers vs Hornets game notes
  11. ^ "Sixers surprise Kings for 2nd win in 3 games". NBA.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  12. ^ "Thunder Acquires Jerami Grant and Trade Exception". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "Westbrook gets 35, leads unbeaten Thunder past Clips 85-83". ESPN.com. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  14. ^ "Hawks overcome Westbrook's 46 to beat Thunder 110-108". ESPN.com. December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  15. ^ "Butler scores 28 and Bulls rout Thunder 128-100". ESPN.com. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  16. ^ "Paul George, Thunder cruise to 110-91 win over Bucks". ESPN.com. October 31, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  17. ^ "Thunder Signs Jerami Grant to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. July 7, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "Aldridge scores 56, Spurs outlast Thunder 154-147 in 2OT". ESPN.com. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  19. ^ Gallo, Nick (January 10, 2019). "Double-OT Thriller A Show of Thunder's Heart – OKC 147, SAS 154". NBA.com. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  20. ^ "Dragic, Wade lead Heat past Westbrook-less Thunder, 116-107". ESPN.com. March 18, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  21. ^ "Thunder get 6th spot in West with win over Bucks". ESPN.com. April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  22. ^ "Denver Nuggets acquire Jerami Grant from Oklahoma City Thunder". NBA.com. July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  23. ^ "Jerami Grant's career-high 29 points paces Nuggets past Pistons". February 26, 2020.
  24. ^ "Search results". www.google.com.[better source needed]
  25. ^ "Jerami Grant emerges as an X-factor in Game 3, posting 26 points and two steals – Hoop-Ball".
  26. ^ "Detroit Pistons Acquire Jerami Grant and Draft Rights to Nikola Radicevic". NBA.com. November 22, 2020.
  27. ^ "Pistons land Jerami Grant in sign-and-trade with Nuggets". NBA.com. November 22, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  28. ^ "Zach LaVine, Bulls rally from 25-point deficit to stun Pistons despite Jerami Grant's career game". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  29. ^ "Grant's 43 goes for naught in Pistons loss to Chicago – 'We just needed one more guy to step up'". www.nba.com. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  30. ^ Langlois, Keith (May 24, 2021). "2020-21 Rewind: Grant's breakout season ends with him as a Most Improved Player finalist". NBA.com. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  31. ^ "Pistons' Jerami Grant Reportedly out Indefinitely After Suffering Thumb Injury". Bleacher Report. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  32. ^ "Jerami Grant has surgery, out indefinitely". NBA. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  33. ^ "Detroit Pistons' Jerami Grant to miss rest of season with calf strain". ESPN. March 29, 2022. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  34. ^ "Trail Blazers Acquire Jerami Grant In Trade With Detroit". NBA. July 6, 2022. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  35. ^ "USA Basketball Announces U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team". usab.com. June 28, 2021. Retrieved June 28, 2021.
  36. ^ Tynes, Tyler (June 30, 2014). "Jerami Grant and his basketball family". Philly.com. Retrieved June 30, 2014.

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