He joins former teammate Michael Carter-Williams as another Orange alumnus in Philadelphia.
Grant spent two years learning under Jim Boeheim but didn't become a household name until this past season, when he tripled his scoring and doubled his minutes per game to average 12.1 points and 6.8 rebounds a game.
The 6'8, 214 pound forward played well off fellow NBA draftee Tyler Ennis and especially worked well rolling to the rim for Syracuse. Grant is an aggressive face-up forward who has a 7'2.25 wingspan that allows him to finish at the basket -- it helps that he's a player who went to the foul line often. Yet his NBA niche remains to be seen as a wing player who doesn't have many perimeter skills.
Grant lacks a jumper and will have to rely upon his athleticism to become a defensive menace and rebounder off the bat.