Former Arizona Wildcats forward Grant Jerrett will never know how high he could have gone in the NBA Draft if he had stayed in school another year or two.
As it is, he was drafted 10 picks into the second round — 40th overall — before the Portland Trailblazers traded his draft rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder for cash.
Jerrett isn’t necessarily considered NBA-ready after spending only one season at Arizona, but he has one marketable skill right now — he’s an outside shooting power forward who can stretch defenses. For mere cash, Jerrett has ample value … if the Thunder can be patient.
“We’re really intrigued,” Oklahoma City general manager Troy Weaver said about Jerrett on the team’s official website.