Detroit Pistons Widely Expected To Trade Jerami Grant

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The Detroit Pistons are a team that many people are paying attention to as we get closer to the 2022 NBA Draft. That is because they have one of the most sought-after trade targets in the league with Jerami Grant.

Grant bet on himself during the 2020 offseason, deciding to leave the Denver Nuggets and sign with the Pistons. He was looking for an expanded role after being a role player for his entire career and Detroit was willing to give it to him.

It was a bet that worked out for everyone. Grant showed that he can be a go-to scoring option for a team, carrying the Detroit Pistons’ offense the last two seasons when he’s been on the court. His value has increased to the point that he should land a good sum of money with his next contract. However, it is fair to question if that next contract will come from the Pistons.

Detroit loves Grant and the feeling is mutual from his point of view. But, his value will never be higher than it is right now and for the betterment of the franchise, the Pistons should make a deal centered around him. And it certainly sounds like that will be the path they take.

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According to Jonathan Givony in his recent mock draft over at ESPN, it is widely expected that Jerami Grant will be traded.

“The incumbent [Grant] is widely expected to be on the move this summer, as he’s entering the final year of his contract and doesn’t look to be on the same timetable as the rest of the Pistons’ roster.”

There is a strong chance that a deal is made on draft night. The Pistons will assuredly be looking for draft capital as part of the return package for Grant. The market for him will be a robust one, as his name was popular ahead of the trade deadline during the season as well.

The Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks are three teams that are reportedly interested in acquiring him. The Chicago Bulls could also get into the mix, as they were reportedly checking in on him ahead of the deadline as well.

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Given where they are in their rebuild, it makes sense for the Detroit Pistons to make a deal centered around Jerami Grant. His value will never be higher and the team’s timeline doesn’t match up well with his. Handing a lucrative long-term contract to a player entering his prime when you are still years away from contending isn’t great for business.