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To the point, Jerian Grant is expecting to have a greater impact with the Orlando Magic than he did with the Chicago Bulls.
Acquired from the Chicago Bulls in a three-team trade that also included the Charlotte Hornets on July 7, Grant will compete with D.J. Augustin to be the starting point guard for the Magic.
“I’ve improved and learned a lot about the game – about how you have to be aggressive, know the game and know your teammates,’’ Grant told John Denton of the team website for the Magic. “Being that point guard, it’s the toughest position in the league and you’ve got to bring it every night. I feel that with this opportunity, I’m ready to take advantage of.”
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Grant averaged career-highs in points (8.4), rebounds (2.3) and assists (4.6) in 22.8 minutes in 74 games (26 starts) for the Bulls last season.
The three-year veteran, the 19th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft out of Notre Dame by the Washington Wizards, shot 41.5 percent from the field, 32.4 percent from deep and 74.5 percent from the free-throw line.