As the 2021-22 NBA season continues moving towards the trade deadline, plenty of teams are looking to make moves. The Los Angeles Lakers are a team that many believe could try to swing a big deal. One intriguing name to keep an eye on could be Detroit Pistons veteran forward Jerami Grant.
Grant has been the focal point of many trade rumors in recent weeks. It appears very likely that the Pistons will work hard to move him ahead of the deadline. Should they openly shop him, the Lakers would be wise to check in.
The Big Lead also believes the Lakers are one of the front-runners to acquire Grant. Here is a bit of their reasoning behind why the Lakers and Grant would be a perfect fit for each other.
Los Angeles is disappointing this year and their top-heavy roster hasn’t been able to put things together between injuries, COVID and just poor fit. Grant would be another all-in move that would give the starting lineup a boost on both ends of the floor.
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So far this season with the Pistons in 24 games, Grant has averaged 20.1 points per game to go along with 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 blocks, and 1.1 steals. He has shot 41.4 percent from the floor overall and has knocked down 33.1 percent of his three-point attempts. Those numbers show why the Lakers would be interested in him.
Speaking of the Lakers, they have also been rumored to be open to the idea of trading Russell Westbrook. The deadline could get very busy for L.A.
What would it take for the Pistons to move Grant to L.A.? That is the main question. Perhaps a deal involving Talen Horton-Tucker would be of interest to Detroit.
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No matter what a deal would look like, Jerami Grant to the Lakers is a move that fans would love to see. Los Angeles needs to re-make their roster a bit for the postseason run. Grant could be the missing piece to help them get back into contention in the Western Conference.
Make sure to tune in for more information and rumors surrounding the Lakers. As the deadline draws closer, things are sure to pick up.