Wizards to sign Jerian Grant

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The Washington Wizards will sign guard Jerian Grant to replace Davis Bertans’ roster spot for the NBA’s return-to-play in Orlando.

The signing will become official on July 1, according to Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington.

Grant will reportedly receive a rest-of-season, minimum-salary deal as a substitute player for Bertans.

Bertans opted to sit out of the NBA restart in order to prevent any possible serious injuries, which would jeopardize his impending free agency.

Grant spent most of this season playing for the Wizards’ G League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go.

In 39 games for the Go-Go, Grant averaged 16.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.

The 27-year-old was the No. 19 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and previously played for the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic.

Grant’s brother Jerami plays for the Denver Nuggets.

He is also the son of former Washington Bullets player Harvey Grant and nephew of four-time NBA champion Horace Grant, who played with Michael Jordan.

The 6-foot-4 guard will provide the Wizards with some depth in the backcourt along with Bradley Beal, Shabazz Napier, Ish Smith and Jerome Robinson.