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‘Snake Rattlin’ — Jerami Grant re-signs with Thunder for 3 years, $27 million

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Presti & Co. get another domino to fall to give OKC optimism heading into next year.

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Thunder have reportedly re-signed backup power forward Jerami Grant to a deal worth $27 million over 3 years, with a 3rd year player option:

(Aside — I like how Woj’s job title is “Senior NBA Insider.” As to say, there are insiders, and then there is The Woj.)

Grant was an integral role player in the Thunder’s re-shaping their bench production last season. The 2nd round draft pick, originally acquired by Philadelphia before OKC acquired him mid-way last season, has long been seen, best light, as a player who can guard positions 1-5, but in worst light, a tweener who lacks the bulk for a true PF but the shooting for a 3 and D wing player.

Yet even with his positional uncertainty, Grant has become an impact player as he has refined his game, even as his 3-point shooting remains statistically askew. He has proven to be OKC’s best PnR player after Steven Adams, an avid rim protector, and in a surprising turn of events, increasingly adept at getting to the free throw line, which has positively impacted his offensive efficiency.

While Grant still has a ways to go in developing a focused game defensively, he has shown enough promise as a multi-tool player that other teams were reportedly in the hunt to acquire him. But, as we saw with Paul George earlier, Grant wasted no time and recommitted to OKC’s mission to ascend the Golden-topped mountain.

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Are you happy OKC re-signed Grant at the contract he received?

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  • 84%
    Yes! And a great deal!
    (273 votes)
  • 14%
    Yes but...too much money
    (47 votes)
  • 1%
    No!
    (4 votes)
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