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All-Star Moment of the Day: Jerami Grant's bet on himself continues to pay off, tying career-high in win over Nets

In the 2020 free agency, Jerami Grant bet on himself. He called moving on from Denver Nuggets, where he had an established well-suited role for him, a 'no brainer'.

"I made the best decision for me and my career," Grant said about signing with the Detroit Pistons, as per the Denver Post. "My growth as a player is extremely important to me."

Early in the 2020-21 season, 24 games in, the Pistons might be struggling at the bottom of the East, but Grant's bet seems to be paying off.

In the Pistons' most recent game, a win over the James Harden and Kyrie Irving-led Brooklyn Nets, he went off for a career-high 32 points while also recording five rebounds and four assists on an efficient 11-of-19 shooting from the field.

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This is his fifth 30-point game this season, a lot more than he had previously in his career.

He's not just scoring more, Grant's doing everything a lot better. He's nearly doubled up his averages from last season, especially in the major stat categories, while recording nearly the same shooting splits despite his shot attempts nearly doubling.

Comparison of Grant's averages
PTS REBS AST FGA/FG% 3PA/3P%
2019-20 12.0 3.5 1.2 8.9/.478 3.5/.389
2020-21 (24 games) 24.3 5.5 3.0 17.8/.453 6.5/.395

His 583 points so far this season are the most through the first 24 games of a player's career with the Pistons.

At 6-18, the team's record might be an issue but there's no double about the fact that Grant's averages, through 24 games, certainly have an All-Star case. If not All-Star, he certainly is among the frontrunners for the Most Improved Player of the Year Award with the noticeable leap in his numbers.

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