I like to periodically revisit the “Jerami vs. Jerian” battle of the Grants just to get an update on how each of them are doing. Neither gets any media coverage at all, so one has to actually go out and do focused research on them to find out what they’re up to. The national media is not as interested in the Battle of the Grants as I am. Which is a shame, because it’s the kind of thing that has a relateable, “human” aspect to it, which means casuals would love it. Anyway:
Jerami Grant has been playing well for the Thunder lately. He scored nineteen points last game and I was feeling guilty about not making a highlight video, but then he went out and scored twenty so I stopped feeling guilty about that one. Thanks Jerami! I’m still getting used to the idea that he’s a credible three-point threat this season, but his usual acrobatic dunks are a comfort to me because that’s always been a large component of his game.
Jerian Grant didn’t play much for the Magic in January. There was a stretch of four games at the end of the month where he did play about 18 MPG, but he failed to generate a notable statline in that time. His NBA career might be coming to an end; even if it’s not fully over, any hope that his fans had of him being a starter in the league is extinguished. The Magic played tonight, but Jerian didn’t get in the game. They played Isaiah Briscoe instead.
So, the Battle of the Grants is not even close right now. Jerami wins in a landslide and will continue to win landslide victories until Jerian’s situation changes significantly. When’s the trade deadline again?