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August 10, 2020, 6:02 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
Shabazz Napier (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.
Napier could miss his second straight game after initially being listed as probable prior to Sunday's game. The Wizards have nothing to play for here and they could simply be going the safe route. If he is unable to go, Jerian Grant stands to pick up the bulk of his playing time.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 9, 2020, 4:44 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith had a clear runway with Shabazz Napier (ankle) out on Sunday but only played 22 minutes, finishing with 10 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block.
It's getting ugly for fantasy purposes with the Wizards, who are just playing out the string — nine different players saw more than 20 minutes but nobody got more than 29. That makes any particular Wizard a roll of the dice on any given night but Smith should be one of the most dependable, even if it's just for low-end lines like this. Jerian Grant had six points and five dimes in 21 minutes off the bench and would be the play if both Smith and Napier got either of the final two games off.
July 31, 2020, 8:46 pmJerian GrantPG, Washington Wizards
Jerian Grant made his Wizards debut on Friday, finishing with five points (2-of-2 FG, 1-of-1 3PT), one rebound and one assist in 10 minutes off the bench.
The Wizards signed Grant around the time both Davis Bertans and Bradley Beal opted out of the NBA restart. He is known for his defensive prowess and should get some minutes because of it through the Wizards' seeding games in Orlando. But he is still behind a slew of guards in coach Scott Brooks' pecking order. Grant can safely be left on the wire.
July 27, 2020, 6:22 pmJerian GrantPG, Washington Wizards
Jerian Grant played just five minutes in Monday's scrimmage loss to the Lakers, failing to score while adding two rebounds and one assist.
Grant was picked up by the Wizards in late June as a replacement for Davis Bertans who is opting to sit out the resumption period. He had been playing for the Wizards' G League affiliate prior to being signed. Despite the move back into the NBA, Grant is unlikely to feature on a nightly basis and can be left on the waivers in almost every format.
June 25, 2020, 12:21 pmJerian GrantPG, Washington Wizards
The Wizards will sign Jerian Grant, per NBC Sports Washington.
Grant has yet to appear in the NBA this season but logged 39 games with the Capital City Go-Go, Washington's G League affiliate, where he averaged 16.3 points, 5.5 assists and 4.4 rebounds. He shot 47.5 percent from the field and 44.1 percent from deep. A defense-first player, Grant will likely operate as the team's third point guard. A true replacement for Davis Bertans he is not, but the Wizards have filled that empty roster spot now.
Source: NBC Sports Washington
August 5, 2019, 7:50 pmJerian GrantPG, Orlando Magic
According to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, Jerian Grant has signed a contract to play in China next season.
Grant will join the Chinese Basketball Association after a disappointing season with the Magic. He put up career-worst numbers in just about every area last season, but the 26-year-old could find success overseas. Chances are slim that he'll approach fantasy usefulness stateside.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 5:08 pmJerian GrantPG, Orlando Magic
Jerian Grant will be an unrestricted free agent with the Magic declining to extend a qualifying offer.
Grant didn't figure to stick around in Orlando, as the team is going to try and find some long-term answers at the point guard spot. Last season featured career-lows in minutes and points for Grant, though he can still be a solid third PG in the league.
Source: David Aldridge on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 10:33 pmJerian GrantG, Orlando Magic
Jerian Grant began the season as Orlando’s backup point guard but lost the role to Isaiah Briscoe and fell out of the rotation, finishing his season with a DNP on Wednesday night.
Grant ended the year as a top-330 player and established new career-worsts with 60 games, one start and 15.7 mpg. We’ll see where his NBA career takes him next.
March 8, 2019, 5:04 pmIsaiah BriscoeG, Orlando Magic
An MRI showed that Isaiah Briscoe has a small meniscus tear in his right knee and the Magic are reviewing treatment options.
Though the Magic haven’t decided on a course of treatment it’s safe to assume Briscoe will be out for the foreseeable future. This leaves Jerian Grant as the sole point guard backing up D.J. Augustin but he’s not an option for most fantasy teams.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
February 24, 2019, 6:17 pmJerian GrantG, Orlando Magic
Jerian Grant stepped into the backup point guard job with Isaiah Briscoe (concussion) out on Sunday and delivered, posting seven points, three rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.
Grant will be a deep-league option for assists and steals for as long as Briscoe is out. Today is definitely a higher-end performance from him, though his solid work on the defensive end might convince Steve Clifford to take a longer look going forward.
January 27, 2019, 9:22 pmJerian GrantG, Orlando Magic
Jerian Grant saw 20 minutes of action on Sunday and put up four points with five rebounds, five assists and three steals in a loss to the Rockets.
Isaiah Briscoe was out for this one, so Grant got the chance to be the backup point guard and put up similar numbers to what Briscoe typically does. He can be left on the wire.
December 31, 2018, 8:26 pmJerian GrantG, Orlando Magic
Jerian Grant started in place of D.J. Augustin and Jonathon Simmons (ankles) on Monday, posting nine points, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 26 minutes.
Grant was actually outplayed by Isaiah Briscoe (27 minutes but a worse statline) but we'll chalk that up to the blowout. He's recently fallen to the very edge of the rotation as Simmons gets the backup point guard work behind DJA, but he can give owners cheap assists when the minutes are there. We wouldn't bet on Grant carving out more than short-term value.
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