Forward Jerami Grant has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $27 contract extension to remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Oklahoma City forward Jerami Grant has agreed to a three-year, $27M contract to return to the Thunder, league sources told ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2018
Grant, a former Syracuse Orange, was traded to the Thunder in 2016 and has played a key role in Oklahoma City as both a shot-blocking defensive stopper and a threat in transition. It was uncertain if Oklahoma City would be able to retain Grant’s services for the future, with the team looking to give star Paul George a big payday and Carmelo Anthony’s mammoth-sized contract on the books for now as well, but the Thunder opted to pay the 6’8 forward early in free agency.
Regardless if Anthony is on Oklahoma City’s roster next season, Grant will most likely continue to play a large role off the bench, as his inconsistent shooting and inability to create his own shot would hamper the Thunder’s offense if he were to start in the same lineup as defensive specialist Andre Roberson.
Grant averaged 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 53.5 percent from the field and 29.1 percent from three-point range in 20.1 minutes per game over 81 games this past season.