Grant agreed Monday on a contract with the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.com reports.
The terms of Grant's deal aren't known, but his contract is likely far more lucrative than the offers he was fielding from NBA teams in free agency this summer. A 2015 first-round pick, Grant spent time with three teams during his first four NBA seasons, failing to distinguish himself as a capable backup point guard at any of those stops. He appeared in 60 games with the Magic in 2018-19, averaging 4.2 points, 2.6 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per contest while shooting 41.8 percent from the floor, 65 percent from the free-throw line and 36.4 percent from three-point range.
Grant had his qualifying offer declined and will become an unrestricted free agent, David Aldridge of The Athletic reports.
Grant will become an unrestricted free agent after averaging 4.2 points, 2.6 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 15.7 minutes across 60 games last year. It's unclear if he's expected to garner significant attention but has the potential to be a solid backup point guard if extended the opportunity.
Grant had nine points (3-4 FG, 3-4 3Pt), five rebounds, and one assist in 17 minutes during Sunday's 105-97 loss to the Grizzlies.
Grant has combined to earn 37 minutes across the last two contests with Isaiah Briscoe (knee) out. Given the lack of competition for playing time behind starting point guard D.J. Augustin, Grant will likely continue to earn decent minutes while operating as Augustin's primary backup unless Briscoe is able to return to the lineup sooner than he was originally expected.
Grant finished with zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one assist across five minutes Monday in the Magic's 111-95 loss to the Kings.
Grant has now received five minutes or fewer in three straight games and looks like he could be excluded from the rotation entirely in more competitive contests. Isaiah Briscoe (17 minutes) and Jonathon Simmons (12 minutes) both received more playing time than Grant and likely rank as coach Steve Clifford's preferred options to back up starting point guard D.J. Augustin.
Grant will come off the bench Wednesday against the Bulls, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.
With D.J. Augustin (ankle) back in the lineup, Grant will resume his usual bench role. During December, he averaged 4.0 points, 2.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds across 17.2 minutes.
Grant started at point guard and logged nine points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five assists and two rebounds across 26 minutes Monday in the Magic's 125-100 loss to the Hornets.
Grant entered the starting five with D.J. Augustin (ankle) and delivered elevated production compared to normal, but his statistical output was still disappointing in the context of the opportunity available to him. Part of the problem was the fact the Magic were trailing by 18 points after three quarters, prompting coach Steve Clifford to ride backup point guard Isaiah Briscoe (27 minutes) more heavily amid the blowout loss. If Augustin remains out Wednesday against the lowly Bulls, Grant should have a better chance at logging more extensive minutes and seeing his production tick up with the Magic likely to keep that game more competitive.
Grant will start Monday's game against Charlotte, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
The Magic will be without D.J. Augustin, so Grant will fill in at point guard, with Isaiah Briscoe in line for some minutes off the bench. Grant's role has dwindled of late, as he's played just nine combined minutes over the last two games, but he should be set for a significant bump in playing time Monday.
Grant supplied five points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 26 minutes during Friday's 112-90 loss to the Pacers.
Grant has earned 20-plus minutes in all three December matchups. However, he remains firmly behind veteran point guard D.J. Augustin on the team's depth chart. Grant put together decent per-game averages of 4.6 points (43.5 FG, 43.8 3Pt, 50.0 FT), 4.0 assists, 1.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal, 0.9 threes, and 0.1 blocks in 19.1 minutes during November. It's fairly unlikely the efficiency will hold, so those in deep leagues benefitting from Grant's steady play over the last month or so should enjoy it while it lasts.
Grant registered seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three steals, two assists, and one rebound in 25 minutes during Friday's 120-88 loss to the Hornets.
Grant remains an inefficient scorer with a shaky jumper whose best abilities are defense and dishing. He has seen more minutes than veteran starter D.J. Augustin in each of the first two games, but it's unclear how much time the Magic plan to commit to Grant.
Grant, along with Timofey Mozgov, has been dealt to the Magic in principle in a three-team deal that includes Bismack Biyombo moving to Charlotte and Julyan Stone heading to Chicago, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Grant was unlikely to find significant run on the Bulls this season with the organization committed to Kris Dunn and Cameron Payne. In being dealt to Orlando -- a team that traded its starting point guard, Elfrid Payton, in February -- Grant will have an opportunity to play a rotational role and possibly even compete for the starting job.
Grant registered 8.4 points, 4.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds over 74 games played with the Bulls during the 2017-18 season.
Grant a career year in 2017-18 as he managed career bests in points (despite seeing a decline in shooting and free-throw percentage), assists, rebounds and steals. The former Notre Dame star should look to improve his poor 32.6 percent three-point shooting percentage come next season, as that will add another arsenal to his game. The 24-year-old is under contract for next year with a price tag of about $2.6 million with a qualifying offer in 2019-20.
Grant went for 13 points (5-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists and one rebound across 28 minutes in Saturday's 124-96 loss to the Nets.
Grant has developed into a reliable source of second-unit scoring punch over the first four games of April, averaging 13.0 points on 51.3 percent shooting across 26.5 minutes during that stretch. The third-year guard had been rounding out his production with some solid steal numbers prior to Saturday also, as he'd posted multiple swipes in three straight. Given his steady second -unit role, Grant offers some utility as a DFS punt play over the final two games of the campaign.
Grant compiled 11 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists, two steals and one rebound in 26 minutes during Sunday's 113-94 victory over Washington.
Grant played 26 minutes for the second consecutive game as the Bulls continue to shuffle their rotations on a nightly basis. After initially being taken out of the rotation after the All-star break, he has now played in eight consecutive games. He doesn't offer a lot in terms of fantasy but can rack up the assists when given the opportunity. He still remains an option in deeper leagues only.
Grant is not expected to be a part of the Bulls' regular rotation after the All-Star break, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
With the Bulls marching toward the lottery, they'll move Grant out of the rotation in favor of Cameron Payne (foot), who will take over as the team's backup point guard once he returns from a lengthy injury absence. The decision is a bit of a head-scratcher, though it appears to be a thinly veiled attempt to develop young talent and improve Chicago's draft pick, as veteran Robin Lopez will also move into a reduced role. Leading up to the break, Grant had been starting in place of Kris Dunn while he recovered from a concussion, averaging nearly 35 minutes per game during that span. With Dunn now back and Payne expected to be available in the very near future, Grant looks to have very little fantasy utility over the final two months of the regular season.
Grant is expected to move back to the bench Wednesday against the Raptors after Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg stated Kris Dunn (concussion) would start at point guard in his return to action, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
Dunn has been sidelined for the Bulls' last 11 games with the head injury, affording Grant some extended run as the team's floor general. Over that span, Grant averaged 12.2 points (on 49.4 percent shooting from the field), 6.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.0 steal in 33.5 minutes per contest. While those numbers made him a useful short-term pickup in some fantasy leagues, Grant's appeal will dwindle significantly now that Dunn is back in the fold. With Dunn on a 20-minute restriction Wednesday, Grant could still see enough burn to turn in a quality outing, but expect the latter's playing time to gradually decrease following the All-Star break.
Grant scored 14 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT) while adding seven assist, six rebounds, a steal and a block in 37 minutes during Monday's 105-101 win over the Magic.
Kris Dunn is close to returning to the lineup, having been cleared through the league's concussion protocol, so Grant's surge in value should be drawing to a close. The 25-year-old has averaged 12.6 points, 6.7 assists, 4.4 boards, 1.4 three-pointers and 0.9 steals over the last 10 games, but he managed only 4.4 points, 3.2 assists, 1.8 boards, 0.3 threes and 0.3 steals in the 10 games before that. Once Dunn returns to action, don't hesitate to churn Grant's spot on your fantasy roster.
Grant scored 14 Oints (5-9 FG, 1-2 3PT, 3-4 FT) to go with eight rebounds and 11 assists in 38 minutes during Friday's 114-113 win against Minnesota.
Since joining the starting lineup nine games ago, Grant has become a steady player for Chicago in multiple categories. The guard is averaging 12.1 points and 6.4 assists during this span. With Kris Dunn (concussion) possibly returning as early as Monday, Grant could only have Saturday's contest against Washington left to continue his impressive statistical run. Until then, he remains a solid option at the guard spot in Chicago.
Grant scored 15 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go with four rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes during Sunday's 110-96 loss to Milwaukee.
Yet again, Grant shot the ball rather efficiently since joining the starting lineup. In his last five games as a starter, the guard is shooting 54.8 percent on 7.0 shots per game. Grant has also made the most of some timely three-point shooting during this span, sinking 8-of-10 shots from beyond the arc. As a result, he is averaging 12.2 points in addition to 7.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds in his current stint in the starting five. Until Kris Dunn (concussion) returns, Grant remains a solid replacement in the Chicago offense.
Grant posted nine points (2-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), eight assists, one rebound and two steals across 30 minutes in Friday's 108-103 loss to the Lakers.
The third-year pro continues to run with the first unit at point guard while Kris Dunn (concussion) remains sidelined, but he's averaged just 8.0 points on 33.3 percent shooting over the last two games. Grant did post a stellar 22-point, 13-rebound double-double three games ago in a double-overtime loss to the Pelicans, but given that his shot attempts remain firmly in the single digits each night, his main fantasy value is likely to continue coming from assists.
Grant scored 22 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 3PT, 8-8 FT) to go with five rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and one block in 47 minutes during Monday's 132-128 double overtime loss to New Orleans.
Grant snapped a stretch of eight games without reaching double-digits in points after scoring a team-high 22 points Monday against New Orleans. In addition, the guard set a season-high with 13 assists in the double overtime loss to clinch his third double-double of the season. Overall, Monday's stat line was rather efficient, sinking 6-of-7 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the free throw line. Over his previous eight games, Grant shot 24.4 percent on 5.1 shots per game. Grant will look to build upon Monday's performance against Philadelphia on Wednesday.
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