Jerami Grant was a second-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, selected by the Philadelphia Sixers. Jerami Grant did not even workout for Philly, in part, because both sides agreed that Grant would be long gone before the Sixers selection came up at No. 39. However, when the time came, Grant was still on the board and the Sixers grabbed him without hesitation.
The former Syracuse Orange product has been without a deal all summer, but just signed his deal last night, according to Syracuse.com: “I actually signed my contract this morning,” said Grant, who declined to offer specifics on the deal. “It was kind of quiet.”
Yes, he had to wait awhile to hear his name called by Adam Silver and to sign his first NBA contract, but the wait was well worth it. For his patience and potential, the Sixers signed the 6’8″ forward to a two-year guaranteed deal, uncommon for a second-round selection. Grant was irritated with the process, but he admitted the guaranteed deal helps ease the pain: Draft night was tough for me,” Grant said, “but at the same time, I’m just happy that I’m here. It’s one of the best situations I could be in. (The guaranteed contract) does take a bit of the sting off.”
So, Grant will be a member of the Sixers for at least his first two seasons. The rest of his NBA life is up to him.
It appears as if Grant signed a four-year deal, with the first two years being guaranteed and the last two being unguaranteed with a team option in the last year.