Jerami Grant agrees to major three-year deal with Detroit Pistons

The Denver Nuggets were optimistic about their chances of re-signing Jerami Grant in NBA free agency. That possibility was eliminated by the Detroit Pistons— who handed the forward a massive new contract.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Grant agreed to a three-year $60 million deal with the Pistons.

It has been quite an NBA free agency for the Pistons, for better or for worse. After making a slew of poor signings at the center position, Detroit surprised the rest of the league by landing Grant on a substantial contract.

It will be fascinating to see how the Pistons end up using Grant when considering Blake Griffin is already on the roster— both players primarily slot in at the four spot. If Detroit doesn’t intend to move on from Griffin, they may have confidence in Grant’s potential at the three spot.

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For a team that is in the middle of the rebuilding process, making such a signing seems strange as this is normally a win-now type of acquisition. The Pistons are in no position to be going all-in while the rest of the Eastern Conference is ascending with many teams head-and-shoulders above them.

During the 2019-20 NBA season, Jerami Grant provided impressive production— averaging 12.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. He raised his game in the Western Conference Finals and often went up against LeBron James in head-to-head matchups.

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