I don’t know how he didn’t burn up on re-entry!Dammit. How did he not knock himself out?
I'm surprised his shooting improved after he left school so early and missed out on valuable coaching and PT...I kid.Happy for him, as he has obviously put in the work needed to maximize his potential. The shooting numbers have to better than any of us ever imagined they could be. Though, I’m sure some knew it all along, and he was just Boeheimed, only being allowed to take 5 (that he missed) all year in his final season, but I digress. Coming into the league as a less than 30% three point shooter, all the way to 40% in a few years is one helluva leap. Especially for a 6’8 forward. :insert Rothstein joke:
Love this Denver squad. I think they can make some noise in the playoffs, and spoil the all LA WCF that everyone is expecting. And Jerami is the missing piece that they needed to be complete.
I'm surprised his shooting improved after he left school so early and missed out on valuable coaching and PT...I kid.
He ended up in the perfect situation though. Being able to come right into the league, and get 20+ MPG was big. Not sure that there were many places outside of Philly that would have given him that opportunity. And the other spots that would have, aren’t good at developing young talent. If he went to a place like Minnesota, or Sacramento, then he may have been thrown to wolves, until they decided to give up on him. I’m sure he would have worked on his own to eventually find a spot in the league anyway, but his development was expedited going this route, and teams were able to see his abilities in game action, without having to take a risk on him themselves. This got him the large contract off his rookie deal, that he may have had to wait on if things played out differently. In 2021, he should do very well for himself, and get to pick what team he wants to continue his career with.Of all the post Melo early entry guys, Grant is the only one IMO that it would have still worked out if he stayed another year, because his ceiling was the roof. All the others cashed in their chips at the right time.