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Thunder sign Grant Jerrett for remainder of season

The Oklahoma City Thunder have brought back a familiar face to fill out the roster in their run to the post season.

Grant Jerrett was the 40th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Thunder but has spent the majority of his time in the D-League with the Tulsa 66ers. He spent just one year in college with the University of Arizona before declaring for the NBA Draft. He averaged 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 17.8 minutes with the Arizona Wildcats and shot the ball at just over 40% from deep.

The forward has been on the fringe on a roster spot having been called up 9 times from Tulsa to the Thunder throughout the season.

Jerrett is a good sized forward who has been impressive in the D-League posting season averages of 15ppg and 6rpg in 30 minutes of action. He is a solid defender and shoots the long range ball at a decent clip (36.4%) both are skills that could benefit the Thunder down the stretch.

Although he will make the final roster of 15 – getting game time will be difficult as he finds himself deep in the rotation behind Kevin Durant, Caron Butler, Perry Jones and others. However, there is no doubting that Jerrett is the type of person who will be ready to help in any role whenever he is required.

Jerrett’s contract is for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs, although details of the deal were not made public as per Thunder team policy.

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