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Carmelo Anthony Praises Rookie Guard Jerian Grant’s Play vs. Celtics

At the 2015 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks made a trade. The deal sent Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Hawks in-exchange for the 19th pick in the NBA Draft, which the Knicks then used to select Jerian Grant, a guard out of Notre Dame.

Grant hasn’t jumped onto the scene in terms of this season. He’s only averaging 5 points, 2.3 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game in an average of 15.5 minutes a night. Those averages come with a measly 36% shooting from the field and 15% from three.

However, Grant had perhaps the best game of his NBA career last night in the Knicks 120-114 win over the Celtics.

“When he comes in, putting pressure on the defense, it changes the dynamic of the game,” Anthony said. “He controlled our team, controlled our offense, attacked their defense. He made big plays.

Hopefully for Grant he can build on this performance.

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