Jerami Grant Contract

Last Modified Nov 2, 2023 13:01 GMT
Jerami Grant
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For about nine seasons in the NBA, Power Forward Jerami Grant has been an essential contributor on the court. Known for his versatility, athleticism, and defensive prowess, Grant has been a part of five teams throughout his career and played an important role in those teams. In this article, we will delve into the contract details and career timeline of Jerami Grant in the NBA.


High School and College

Jermi’s basketball journey caught wheels when he attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. Playing alongside talented teammates such as Quinn Cook and BeeJay Anya, Grant showcased his skills early on, averaging 12.5 points per game in his senior year of High School.

After graduating High School, Grant committed to Syracuse University where he played two seasons of College Ball. Jerami’s sophomore season was his most productive, where he averaged 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and nearly one steal per game with 49% field goal percentage.


Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers

In early 2014, Jerami declared for the upcoming NBA Draft in June and was picked 39th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Jerami signed a four-year $4 Million rookie deal which guaranteed 1.7 Million at signing and an average annual salary of just over $1 Million.

In his first two seasons with the 76ers, Grant slowly adapted to playing professional basketball as he showed glimpses of his potential as a versatile power forward. Playing two seasons and 144 games for the 76ers, Grant averaged 8.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game with 39% shooting from the field. These were better stats compared to Jerami’s time with Syracuse.


Traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder

After just two games in the 2016-17 season, Jerami was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jerami showcased more defensive prowess while remaining an average scorer in his first two seasons with the OKC, averaging three rebounds and one block per game from 2016 to 2018.

On July 7, 2018, Jerami signed a three-year 27 Million deal with the OKC. The deal guaranteed $27 Million with an average salary of $9 Million annually. In his last season with the OKC (2018-2019 season), Jerami averaged 13.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, one assist, and 1.3 blocks per game while maintaining a field goal percentage of 49%.

During his time with the Thunder, Grant’s ball game witnessed considerable development, particularly his defensive skills as he averaged 1.1 Block per game over three seasons. Additionally, Grant showcased improved offensive capabilities by developing a consistent three-point shot and displaying strong finishing abilities around the rim.


Playing one season at Denver

On July 8th, 2019, Jerami Grant was traded to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a future draft pick. His tenure with the team proved fruitful as he played a crucial role in their journey to the Western Conference Finals during the 2020 NBA Bubble season.

His defensive tenacity, scoring versatility, and remarkable basketball IQ were instrumental in helping Denver overcome formidable opponents along their playoff path.


Signing with the Detroit Pistons

After making significant contributions during his lone season with Denver, Grant entered free agency seeking new opportunities. On November 22nd, 2020 - amid heightened interest from several teams - he signed a lucrative three-year contract worth $60 million with the Detroit Pistons with a guaranteed annual salary of $20 Million.

Playing two seasons at Detroit Piston, Jerami developed into a consistent scorer and shot blocker, averaging 20.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 blocks, and nearly one steal per game. He also maintained a decent field goal percentage of 42%.


Arriving at Portland

On July 6, 2022, Grant was traded to The Portland Trail Blazers – providing them with additional firepower. In the 2023 free agency, Jerami signed his career’s most lucrative contract; a five-year $160 Million deal with the Trail Blazers, including $160 Million guaranteed and an average salary of $32 Million. The contract comes with a fifth-year player option.

With Lillard having left Portland, Jerami will be heavily complementing Portland's existing talent pool. Along with the addition of Scoot Henderson, expectations are high for Portland as the new NBA season has gotten underway.




FAQs

A. Jerami played college basketball for Syracuse University. He played from 2012 to 2014.

A. Jerami was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA Draft.

A. Jerami stands 6 feet 8 inches tall.

A. Jerami plays for the Portland Trail Blazers.

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