The Oklahoma City Thunder quietly acquired a fourth player at the 2013 NBA Draft.
The Thunder sent cash the way of the Portland Trail Blazers to get the 40th overall selection, Grant Jerrett.
Jerrett is a 6-foot-10, 235-pound forward from the University of Arizona. He is a stretch four who has been compared to Channing Frye. He averaged 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in one season with the Wildcats last season. He attempted 2.3 threes per game and made 40.5 percent of them.
Not a lot of excitement jumps out with Jerrett. It’d be impressive if anyone even knew who he was. He only averaged 17.8 minutes per game last season for Arizona.
Second rounders aren’t guaranteed contracts but the Thunder will probably find a way to get Jerrett some run with the Tulsa 66ers next year and see how he does. While he didn’t shine in college, his game is one that may translate better to the NBA.
The Thunder seemed to take chances on guys more than anything last night in the draft. Jerrett is definitely that and so are Steven Adams, Andre Roberson and Alex Abrines. Neither are sure things.
Abrines will be staying in Spain next year, which Sam Presti already confirmed. The other three will probably all be playing a lot for the Tulsa 66ers next year.