Mar 20, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Jerami Grant (3) dunks past Western Michigan Broncos center Shayne Whittington (21) in the first half of a men

NBA Draft Rumors: Charlotte Hornets eyeing Jerami Grant

The NBA Draft is just around the corner and that means it’s time for teams to start hammering out their final strategies to try and land the players that they covet for the future. One of those teams are the Charlotte Hornets who lucked their way into a lottery pick and also have a late first-rounder to play with as well when it comes to adding young talent in this draft.

Syracuse’s Jerami Grant is a player that has been all over draft boards in recent weeks but the Hornets seem to be zeroing in on him thanks to the type of skills he’d add to Michael Jordan’s roster of talent.

According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the Hornets love Grant’s size and his ability, which means they’re an increasingly great landing spot for him when Charlotte goes on the clock again in the mid-20s.

Grant has basketball in his blood as he’s the son of Harvey Grant and his uncle is Chicago Bulls dynasty member Horace Grant, so right off the bat he has genealogy working for him. He also has a nice 6-foot-8 frame working for him as well, something that can make him into a very decent small forward in the NBA once he starts to adapt.

He’s the type of guy that Steve Clifford needs on his team and while Grant is starting to gain more and more interest as the draft nears next week, there’s a decent chance that the Hornets find a way to land the Syracuse product before the night is through.

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