Very few teams can boast the consistency that the Oklahoma City Thunder can. Dan Besbris breaks down where value might lie, plus a look at the suddenly Raptors-centric finals!
October 15, 2019, 12:30 amJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant scored 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting with two triples, two rebounds and three steals in Monday's preseason game against the Suns.
Grant got the starting nod with Paul Millsap (DNP-CD) sitting out and should contribute solid minutes to a deep Nuggets team. There's too much depth on the team for him to make a fantasy dent like he did last year, but if Millsap misses time. Grant should post standard-league value as a fill-in.
October 14, 2019, 4:13 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap, who has been dealing with right calf tightness, is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.
This could mean heavier playing time for Nikola Jokic and Jerami Grant. Millsap averaged 12.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks for the Nuggets last season. He saw a drop in minutes but can still help fantasy owners in his current role.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 1:20 amPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap had an efficient night (4-for-6 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line) in a win over the Blazers on Tuesday, and he finished with 14 points, five rebounds, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in just 20 minutes.
Every year, we want to write off aging players so that the new exciting ones can try to do something with their minutes. Millsap has certainly dropped off over the last few seasons, but here's the reminder that he's still valuable even in reduced minutes. If you need a safe floor more than a risky ceiling after the first 100 picks, Millsap is your guy. His main competition for minutes, Jerami Grant also had a good game with 13 points, three triples and two blocks in 21 minutes.
July 8, 2019, 3:03 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
The Thunder are trading Jerami Grant to the Nuggets for a 2020 first-round pick.
OKC adds to its collection of first-rounders and also saves about $39 million in salary and luxury tax with the move. It's a nice get for Denver, who have added an athletic forward who has proven to be a capable 3-point shooter and rim-protector. They also gave themselves some insurance in case of another Paul Millsap injury and have lined up a great long-term fit at the power forward spot when Millsap leaves (he's got one year left on his deal). Grant's fantasy stock takes a hit since he'll be coming off the bench, but dynasty owners can definitely view this as a potential buy-low opportunity.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 24, 2019, 1:19 amJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant had an incredibly efficient 16 points (7-for-8 FGs) to go with eight boards, one assist, three blocks and two threes in 44 minutes in Tuesday's close loss to the Blazers.
It was quite the fantasy line for Grant, though it will be his final one until October. The Thunder had a great shot at a win tonight, but the Blazers closed the game and series out in miracle fashion.
April 22, 2019, 12:32 amJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant made just 4-of-10 shots from the field on Sunday to finish with 11 points, nine rebounds, two assists, three triples and two steals in 34 minutes.
Grant's impact on the defensive end has been invaluable to the Thunder in this series and it was nice to see him active on the glass tonight, especially with Steven Adams being relatively quiet on that front with seven boards while adding six points, one assist, one steal and one block. Unfortunately for the Thunder, Portland's forwards, Maurice Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu outplayed and out-hustled them on both ends of the floor.
April 20, 2019, 12:36 amJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant scored a playoff career-high 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting also contributing four threes and two blocks in Friday's win over the Blazers.
Grant caught fire at the perfect time as the shooting woes that plagued Oklahoma City in the first two games disappeared on Friday night. He was one of five teammates to make two or more threes as Oklahoma City was able to cruise to a victory.
April 17, 2019, 1:13 amJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant disappeared in Game 2 on Tuesday, contributing just five points (1-of-7 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs)), four rebounds and a block in 30 minutes.
Grant missed all five of his 3-point attempts as well in what would be a theme for the Thunder yet again. They'll need more from their supporting cast (Dennis Schroder had seven points and two assists in 21 minutes) to win this series.
April 14, 2019, 6:50 pmJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant scored eight points with four blocks in Sunday's 104-99 Game 1 loss to the Blazers.
Grant did his thing on defense in this one, but the Thunder as a whole could not get it done from behind the arc – Grant was 0-for-3. He's improved a lot this season, but will need to shoot better for the Thunder to win games, as they don't have many sharpshooters as is.
April 11, 2019, 4:04 amJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds and one assist over 43 minutes in Wednesday's season finale against the Bucks.
Grant landed on a lot of Hoop Ball rosters and he brought back top 50-70 value (9/8 cat) on the year. His free throw shooting improved from 67.5 percent to 70.8 percent year over year and he might eventually see a challenge to the type of workload he had this year (32.7 mpg, 80 games), so maybe continued improvement in the former can help offset the latter issue. He'll get pub for Waiver Wire Pickup of the Year but he should've been owned in competitive formats, and he's more of a best value pick candidate. Grant didn't waver at all this season.
March 27, 2019, 11:39 pmJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant put up 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting with five triples, one steal and three blocks in 37 minutes in a win over the Pacers on Wednesday.
Aside from the cash counters, Grant also added seven rebounds and four assists to the fantastic stat-line. Grant has never finished a season inside the top-160 value and this season he is a top-80 option, so he is definitely one of the most improved players in the NBA. The Thunder will need him to play his best basketball to avoid finishing as the eighth seed in the West as opposed to the fifth or sixth seed.
March 25, 2019, 10:22 pmJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting while adding two rebounds and a 3-pointer on Monday.
Grant was invisible tonight on both ends of the floor, but he's still too good to give up on in head-to-head formats especially since he plays three more times this week.
March 22, 2019, 10:26 pmJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant responded nicely from Wednesday's 3-for-14 dud, posting 19 points and a career-high five 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Raptors.
The shoe was on the other foot in the rematch here, as tonight was the night for OKC to rain down triples. One of the worst longball teams in the league, the Thunder managed to hit 20-of-43 from behind the arc tonight. Grant didn't do much else with just three rebounds and two assists before fouling out after 36 minutes, but his career night from deep helped push the team to a much-needed win. Expect more typical production going forward.
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