This Lakers-Pistons Trade Lands Jerami Grant In L.A.

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With LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and many other high-level, experienced players on their roster entering the year, the Los Angeles Lakers were expected to be one of the best teams in the league this NBA season, but they have looked terrible to this point. 

The Lakers are currently 12-12 and while they are still right in the thick of things in the Western Conference 15 games into the season, a lot needs to change if the Lakers are to be a real title threat. 

Obviously, injuries have lessened the chances of winning early on this season for Los Angeles, as LeBron James, Trevor Ariza, Kendrick Nunn, and others remain sidelined due to injuries, but this team still looks lost. 

Getting LeBron James back and healthy is essential for this team, but durability is definitely a long-term concern for James and this team right now. They have not been able to remain 100% healthy for over a year now, which is why they could be forced to make another big move this season. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: This Pistons-Wizards Trade Is Headlined By Jerami Grant

Seeing as they are way over the salary cap and do not have much room to make a big trade, the Lakers are limited to what they can do, but Jerami Grant remains a key trade target for them. 

Grant is in his second year with the Detroit Pistons, a team that is currently rebuilding and one of the worst in the league record-wise. 

Depending on how the Detroit Pistons view their future could ultimately decide whether or not they are willing to move Jerami Grant ahead of this year’s trade deadline, but overall, he is definitely a player that would fit in nicely in the Lakers’ system. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: This Pistons-Wizards Trade Is Headlined By Jerami Grant

So how could the Lakers possibly make this trade work and do they even have the capability to acquire another $20M contract on their roster? 

Let’s take a look at a trade proposal put together by Bleacher Report’s NBA Staff that would result in the Detroit Pistons trading Jerami Grant to the Los Angeles Lakers. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.