Jerian Grant joins Sam Dekker, Kevon Looney, Trey Lyles, Bobby Porter, Myles Turner, Frank Kaminsky, Cameron Payne, Stanley Johnson, Mario Hezonja, Kristaps Porzingis, Justise Winslow, Willie Cauley-Stein, Emmanuel Mudiay, Jahlil Okafor, D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns on the Sactown Royalty Board.
On picking Grant, commenter WhiteMenCantJump1 said:
Jerian Grant has been my pick for a couple days. At 6'5 he has great height for a PG, and that should make it easier for him to make entry passes to Cousins and whoever else. He shows flashes of excellent one on one defense, and has the size and length to guard many shooting guards, meaning he could be paired up with anyone in the backcourt. Offensively, he looks for teammates to score first. While some say that is a drawback in today's nba with Curry, Westbrook, Irving, etc. being able to get their own shot almost at will, it seems like a match with high usage Cousins and Gay. Grant's assist numbers would be better in college if he didn't share the backcourt with another nba caliber point guard.
There are two big knocks on Grant. The first is his age; he will be 23 when the season starts. The other is his inability to consistently hit the three. Last year he played in only 12 games and shot 40 percent from downtown. This season he shot 31. An even bigger red flag is his low overall fg% his freshman and sophomore years, shooting 38 and 40.6 percent respectively. That makes me believe he will be little more than a passer his first year in the league.
I think worst case he projects as a journeyman backup, but has potential to be a starter in the league, which is a good pick at 17. He is a better passer than Tyus Jones, more versatile and more athletic. If I'm targeting a a PG in this range I'm taking Grant over Jones 10 times out of 10. And if you havent seen his dunk of the year, you are missing out big time.
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