Thunder news: OKC signs Donte Grantham to 2-way deal
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Thunder sign Donte Grantham to 2-way deal

Donte Grantham, Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are signing forward Donte Grantham to a two-way deal, per NBA.com. The move comes after the team recently waived two-way player Tyler Davis.

Donte Grantham was a four-year player at Clemson University where the 23-year-old played in 114 games. Furthermore, Grantham has appeared in nine matches for the Oklahoma City Blue this season, averaging 10.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest.

As a two-way player, Grantham can only spend 45 days with the Thunder and he’ll have to spend the rest of that in the G League with the Blue. The pros and cons of two-way contracts are still subject of debate, but there’s no doubt this gives Grantham a more concrete opportunity to prove himself in Oklahoma City.

This contract will give the organization a long look at Grantham to see if he can become part of their future. Many players around the league have exceeded expectations on a two-way deal that led to a role in the NBA down the line.

It’s always possible for players to outplay their deals and land a spot in the rotation. It’s rare that it happens quickly, but it’s still possible. Grantham’s best hope would be to develop a consistent role that is needed in NBA rotations.

Right now, Grantham is shooting 40 percent from 3-point range with the Blue, so perhaps long-range shooting is his calling card.

Regardless, he has an opportunity to prove himself over the course of the rest of the season.