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Can Jerian Grant flourish with Bulls? Here are reasons to believe

Can Jerian Grant flourish with Bulls? Here are reasons to believe

Many thought the Bulls would grab a former Notre Dame guard this week. That player is Demetrius Jackson, projected to go in the first round of Thursday's draft.

On Wednesday the Bulls traded for Jerian Grant, whom they probably would have drafted last year with the 22nd pick. He went 19th to the Wizards, who traded his rights to the Hawks — who then sent Grant to the Knicks for Tim Hardaway Jr.

Adding Grant, Bulls general manager Gar Forman said, is like getting a first-round pick.

Grant's advocates say he has first-round talent. His overall stats with the Knicks (5.6 points, 2.3 assists, 1.9 rebounds per game) do not reflect that, but his final six games do....

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