The point is, it is important to be patient with Grant.
Also, as I mentioned in my trade value rankings, there were some reasons to be optimistic with the way Grant finished his rookie season.
Although it is a small sample size, Grant’s last ten games were impressive. The rookie put up 9.9 points per game on 45.1 percent shooting, with 2.8 assists in 23.8 minutes played per game during that stretch.
“Jerian Grant, a year ago, he was very high on our draft board, was somebody we were hoping would slide to our position and we feel he is a fit in transition with pace and pick and roll. In our minds, it’s like getting another first round pick.”
Obviously, Grant’s stock isn’t nearly as high as it was coming into the draft.
However, he still does have the potential to blossom into a rotation player.
Grant should see somewhere around twenty minutes per game running the show for the second unit. The Notre Dame product will be playing alongside the other Bulls youngsters. Those guys should be running up and down the court playing the way Hoiberg desires.
This style of play should be ideal to helping Jerian Grant succeed in his second year.