Nuggets Acquire Jerami Grant From Thunder For 2020 First Round Pick

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Nuggets Acquire Jerami Grant From Thunder For 2020 First Round Pick 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Jul 8, 2019 4:40 pm

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets for a 2020 first round pick.


The deal saves the Thunder $39 million in salary and tax.


Danilo Gallinari will start for the Thunder at power forward this season, which made Grant expendable.


Denver absorbs Grant's $9 million salary into the trade exception created with the Wilson Chandler deal to Philadelphia on July 8, 2018.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Post#2 » by PrimzyBulls81 » Mon Jul 8, 2019 6:02 pm

Good depth for Nuggets, he will backup Millsap at pf..
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Re: Nuggets Acquire Jerami Grant From Thunder For 2020 First Round Pick 

Post#3 » by watpho71 » Mon Jul 8, 2019 7:31 pm

"Danilo Gallinari will start for the Thunder at power forward this season, which made Grant expendable."

More like, dealing Paul George starting the rebuilding process in OKC.
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Post#4 » by Daddy 801 » Mon Jul 8, 2019 7:42 pm

This is below the radar move, but an extremely impressive one. As a Jazz fan I don’t like this move. I wanted Grant, and it makes guarding the Nugs much harder over the course of the game.

Good move Nugs.
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Re: Nuggets Acquire Jerami Grant From Thunder For 2020 First Round Pick 

Post#5 » by Cassius » Mon Jul 8, 2019 8:35 pm

Great trade with MPJ looking more brittle and Lyles out the door.
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Post#6 » by JN61 » Mon Jul 8, 2019 9:04 pm

very good pick up by nuggets
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Post#7 » by ctguns » Mon Jul 8, 2019 9:16 pm

I'm excited to see how he does playing with a team that moves the ball and helps each other create open looks. If he can shoot close to last seasons 39% from three, he will be a nice addition.
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Post#8 » by Vegeta10176 » Mon Jul 8, 2019 11:08 pm

Make no mistake every player on OKC lost is available in order to reduce thier payroll and get under the luxury tax cap.. That 300 mill bill was always too much for OKC especially with first round exits..
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Post#9 » by Vegeta10176 » Mon Jul 8, 2019 11:09 pm

ctguns wrote:I'm excited to see how he does playing with a team that moves the ball and helps each other create open looks. If he can shoot close to last seasons 39% from three, he will be a nice addition.


PG13 shot over 40% from 3 didn't help em much..
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Re: Nuggets Acquire Jerami Grant From Thunder For 2020 First Round Pick 

Post#10 » by AirCanadaMouse » Tue Jul 9, 2019 2:33 am

Good move for both teams, Grant is underrated player with a much improved shot since entering the league. Thunder being able to flip him for a 1st and reduce salary is a win-win.
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Re: Nuggets Acquire Jerami Grant From Thunder For 2020 First Round Pick 

Post#11 » by Kalela » Tue Jul 9, 2019 8:38 am

Don't they already have Jarred Vanderbilt who is a damn near clone of Grant? Not a good sign for Vanderbilt.
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Re: Nuggets Acquire Jerami Grant From Thunder For 2020 First Round Pick 

Post#12 » by Chris3323 » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:11 pm

Thunder will definetly get future All stars with all these picks.
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Re: Nuggets Acquire Jerami Grant From Thunder For 2020 First Round Pick 

Post#13 » by ctguns » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:55 pm

Kalela wrote:Don't they already have Jarred Vanderbilt who is a damn near clone of Grant? Not a good sign for Vanderbilt.


Vanderbilt, based off two summer league games - so not much, doesn't look ready yet. The plan could be for Grant to backup Millsap this year then take over as the starter next season. Vanderbilt should get a lot of G league minutes this year then could backup Grant next season if he improves.

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