Jerian Grant Signs G League Contract

Veteran NBA point guard Jerian Grant has signed an NBA G League contract, tweets JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors. Grant’s deal is noted in the NBAGL’s official transaction log.

A first-round pick in the 2015 draft, Grant spent time with the Knicks, Bulls, and Magic over the course of four NBA seasons. In 2018/19, the 26-year-old averaged 4.2 PPG and 2.6 APG on .418/.364/.650 shooting in 60 games (15.7 MPG) for Orlando.

While Grant was the Magic’s backup point guard for much of last season, he lost that role in the second half, first to Isaiah Briscoe and then to Michael Carter-Williams. He was eligible for a qualifying offer, but Orlando passed, making him an unrestricted free agent. He signed with China’s Qingdao Eagles and spent some time overseas before being released last month by the club.

Because this is Grant’s first G League contract, none of the league’s 28 teams hold his returning rights, so he’ll be eligible to be claimed through the NBAGL’s waiver system. No matter which team’s affiliate he ends up playing for, Grant will be eligible to sign with any NBA club if an opportunity arises.

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