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OKC Signs Donte Grantham to One-Year Deal

OKC Signs Donte Grantham to One-Year Deal

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly signed former Clemson Tiger Donte Grantham to a one-year deal.

The details of the deal have not yet been disclosed by the team.

Grantham was a four-year starter for the Tigers from 2014 until last season. The 6-foot-8 small forward averaged 9.6 points per game, 4.8 rebounds and shot 41 percent from the floor (33 percent from three) over his college career.

He was also a top-100 recruit coming out of high school into college.

Last season, Grantham showed promise as a prospect until he tore his ACL against Notre Dame on January 20th. Grantham missed Clemson’s remaining 16 games of the year. According to Clemson coach, Brad Bronwell, he is ahead of schedule and progressing well through rehab. 

His senior campaign saw career bests across the board. He averaged 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds until going down with injury. He shot 56 percent from the field as well as a blistering 42 percent from deep.

According to the Greenville News, Grantham became the sixth player in Clemson history to surpass the 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists mark.  

Oklahoma City’s roster is currently at 15 with two two-way contracts. The prevailing thought around the league is that the Thunder will soon part ways with Kyle Singler to leave the roster at 14. That decision, if it is to be made, will likely come within the next five days.

Where Grantham lies in the future plans of Oklahoma City is unknown. If Singler is removed from the roster, Grantham could become the 15th man, or a two-way deal if the Thunder decide to move up Deonte Burton or Tyler Davis. Typically, however, these signings are for camp invites. Considering Grantham is coming off an injury, it appears the Thunder simply want to see for themselves where he is physically. 

Training camp for the Thunder won’t begin until late September. Media Day will likely take place Monday, September 24th. Their first preseason game is October 3rd in Oklahoma City against the Detroit Pistons.

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Brady has covered the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2016. Graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2014, he has lived in Oklahoma since 2006.

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