Nuggets Could Give Center Minutes To Jerami Grant

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Nuggets Could Give Center Minutes To Jerami Grant 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Oct 4, 2019 12:41 am

While Jerami Grant will primarily be Paul Millsap's backup at power forward, the Denver Nuggets could use him at center.


“I think Jerami Grant can play (center),” Malone said from Nuggets training camp. “Jerami’s ability to screen and roll, finish around the basket, catch passes in traffic and make plays from that, he’s really, really good in that regard. I think you can play him at (power forward), you can play him at (center). Same thing with Paul.”


The presence of Grant at center could minimize the minutes of Mason Plumlee. Denver also wants to find minutes for Michael Porter Jr.


“He’s good,” Jokic said. “Sometimes he surprises me with how athletic he is.”

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Re: Nuggets Could Give Center Minutes To Jerami Grant 

Post#2 » by alphatron10 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 2:00 am

Bro I don't think you're gonna play a 6' 7 guy at center lmao
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Re: Nuggets Could Give Center Minutes To Jerami Grant 

Post#3 » by kenwood3333 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 2:22 am

alphatron10 wrote:Bro I don't think you're gonna play a 6' 7 guy at center lmao


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Re: Nuggets Could Give Center Minutes To Jerami Grant 

Post#4 » by TheCage4 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 4:04 am

With the direction the league is going, the traditional positions are all but obsolete.

Defense continues to take a back seat to offense and athleticism rules.
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Re: Nuggets Could Give Center Minutes To Jerami Grant 

Post#5 » by LewisnotMiller » Fri Oct 4, 2019 5:38 am

alphatron10 wrote:Bro I don't think you're gonna play a 6' 7 guy at center lmao


He can play some backup centre, for sure, depending who he's next to.
Starting at C is harder, since you have to deal with all comers, but as a backup it's easier to make him playing C more matchup contingent.
Pairing him with Millsap alongside bench perimeter guys would work in plenty of instances.
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Re: Nuggets Could Give Center Minutes To Jerami Grant 

Post#6 » by LewisnotMiller » Fri Oct 4, 2019 5:39 am

TheCage4 wrote:With the direction the league is going, the traditional positions are all but obsolete.

Defense continues to take a back seat to offense and athleticism rules.


Yep. Plus he's a switchy, high-energy defender.
Not too many teams that have low post killers on their second units to take advantage of his height limitations.

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