With the Oklahoma City Thunder entering a season of rebuilding there are varying opinions on how the season will play out. Some have OKC remaining competitive in the Northwest Division, and competing for a #7 or #8 seed in the playoffs. Yet other have the Thunder locked in as a Lottery pick for next summer’s draft. Former Oklahoma City forward Jerami Grant seems to think the Thunder are heading towards the latter result.
Grant was one of the pieces moved during the summer in an effort towards an OKC rebuilding effort. The Thunder sent him to Denver, back in July, in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick. When asked about the trade on Tuesday, Grant responded with the following.
“I don’t think it was too difficult. There were some things going on in Oklahoma and they kind of got rid of a lot of different piece. For me it was almost good to get out of a sinking ship.”Jerami Grant on getting traded to Denver
In a moment of almost doubling down against his former team, Grant responded with, “Moving the ball” when asked about what he is most excited about playing in Denver this year.
While Grant’s statement may be a bit harsh for fans in the Bricktown area to hear looking at the situation from Grant’s perspective may not find the statement to be that far off. A year ago he was on a team that featured two All-Stars and was one of the favorites to make it to the NBA Finals. In July he was on a team that was turning the roster over in a major way.
The now Chris Paul led Thunder will face Dallas on October 8th in their first preseason game.
Follow us on Twitter: @SportsHeartland