Pros & Cons Of Jerami Grant Trade For Portland Trail Blazers

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The Portland Trail Blazers currently hold the NBA’s longest active playoff streak at eight years, but this streak is going to be coming to an end this season, as the Trail Blazers are just 26-44 and on the verge of being eliminated from postseason contention. 

Winning has been a part of Portland’s culture for quite some time now, but drama this past offseason cast a shadow of doubt on this franchise and the writing has been on the wall for quite some time now for the Trail Blazers to enter some kind of a “rebuild” process. 

Between the drama in their coaching search and that of the investigation of workplace misconduct within their front office, resulting in GM Neil Olshey being relieved of his duties, it just seemed like the Portland Trail Blazers was doomed for failure before all of their injury problems happened. 

Undergoing abdominal surgery in January, Damian Lillard was shut down for the remainder of the season and then the Trail Blazers traded the likes of CJ McCollum, Robert Covington, and Norman Powell ahead of the trade deadline to try and salvage some value for this lost season. 

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Heading into the offseason, the Blazers will have plenty of question marks surrounding the futures of Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic, and Anfernee Simons. This organization will also have questions to answer about possible free-agent targets and trade targets. 

At and ahead of the trade deadline, the Portland Trail Blazers tried to acquire Jerami Grant from the Detroit Pistons, but the Pistons were unwilling to part ways with their high-level combo-forward. 

Now, with Grant entering the final year of his contract with Detroit in the offseason, the Pistons could be more inclined to listen to offers for Jerami Grant and The Athletic’s Shams Charania recently wrote that Portland is expected to “seriously pursue” the Detroit Pistons’ forward. 

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Since joining the Pistons ahead of the 2020-21 season, Jerami Grant has averaged 21.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and has shot 42.7% from the floor. 

Looking to “retool” instead of “rebuild”, Portland’s interest in Jerami Grant has not gone away since the trade deadline and they will be one of the favorites to land Grant in an offseason trade should the Detroit Pistons decide to part ways with their leader at the forward positions. 

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