Former Arizona Wildcat power forward Grant Jerrett, who left after his freshman season to turn pro, is likely to start drawing a paycheck in the NBA D-League.
Jerrett was a second-round pick, 40th overall, of the Portland Trailblazers, and was quickly shipped on draft night to Oklahoma City for cash.
Jerrett hasn’t been with the team in practices, which started last week, and wasn’t at the team’s Media Day. He is expected to sign with Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, which will allow OKC to keep Jerrett’s draft rights, according to a story in the Daily Oklahoman.
Jerrett isn’t NBA-ready, so this is the logical move as it buys him time to get stronger while actually seeing time on the court.
He averaged 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game as a freshman, shooting 40.5 percent from 3-point range (32 of 79).