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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.
October 8, 2018, 11:26 pmJerian GrantG, Orlando Magic
Jerian Grant played well on Monday against the Heat, scoring 17 points with a steal and a board.
Grant had seven assists and six points on Friday and reversed course on Monday by failing to get a single assist. It looks like Grant is the clear-cut backup for D.J. Augustin so feel free to draft him if you’re not sold on D.J. for the entire year.
April 12, 2018, 1:06 amJerian GrantPG, Chicago Bulls
Jerian Grant logged 32 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's regular season finale, scoring 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, two assists and one steal.
Grant saw extended run for stretches as various Bulls were injured throughout the year and never broke the box score but he was occasionally useful. He finished playing 74 games and averaging 22.8 mpg while returning top-225 value when on the court.
April 7, 2018, 12:51 amJerian GrantPG, Chicago Bulls
Jerian Grant had one of his finest games of the year in Friday's loss to the Celtics, coming off the bench and shooting 7-of-12 for 15 points, eight rebounds and five steals in 28 minutes.
Grant outplayed starter Cameron Payne, who wasn't exactly a slouch with 13 points, four boards, four dimes and three triples in 22 minutes. Payne remains the preferred play given his starting role but it certainly looks like Grant can hold some water as an assists and steals guy. He won't have another night like this and his shooting is generally pretty poor, but there's some deep league appeal here.
March 27, 2018, 11:06 pmCameron PaynePG, Chicago Bulls
Cameron Payne was atrocious in Tuesday's tilt with the Rockets, shooting 1-of-7 for two points, eight rebounds, three assists and a steal in 23 minutes.
The silver lining crowd can point to the rebounds but he has been much better than this of late. Payne is into must-own territory as Chicago's starting point guard despite this clunker, however, as Jerian Grant won't present a serious challenge for the job. Grant was 1-for-9 tonight, scoring four points with three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 18 minutes.
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