OFFICIAL RELEASE FROM TRAIL BLAZERS:
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward Grant Jerrett to a training camp contract, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
Jerrett, 23, last played in the NBA as a rookie in 2014-15, averaging 2.0 points (26.9% FG), 1.1 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 6.4 minutes in eight games with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz.
An early entry draft candidate out of the University of Arizona, Jerrett (6-10, 235) averaged 14.5 points (44.5% FG, 37.6% 3-PT, 76.3% FT), 6.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 28.9 minutes over two seasons (2013-14, 2014-15) with the Idaho Stampede and Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League.
Jerrett was acquired by Oklahoma City in a draft day trade after originally being selected by the Trail Blazers in the second round (40th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.
The Portland Trail Blazers signed forward Grant Jerrett to a training camp deal, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
If Jerrett's name seems familiar, the 6'10" power forward was drafted by the Blazers back in 2013 with the 40th overall pick, though his rights were immediately traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder on draft night in exchange for cash.
Jerrett has appeared in just eight career NBA games, while spending the majority of his time playing in the NBA D-League with the Tulsa 66ers, Oklahoma City Blue and Idaho Stampede. The 23-year-old has averaged 14.5 points and 6.4 rebounds in three seasons.
In February 2015, Jerrett was traded to the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team deal and was later waived after suffering a shoulder injury in last year's NBA Summer League.
While the Trail Blazers roster is full, they only have 14 guaranteed contracts. Jerrett will compete alongside Tim Quarterman, who was signed to a partially guaranteed training camp contract, as well as Luis Montero, whose contract is also not fully guaranteed.
Jerrett will compete with Luis Montero and Tim Quarterman for the Blazers' 15th and final roster spot.