Clippers Land Blazers’ Jerami Grant In NBA Trade Proposal

Jerami Grant, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Trade Rumors
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In the NBA, a title window isn’t typically opened for very long. If you’ve got a chance to win it all, you must go all in. Otherwise, you’re wasting precious time. 

The Los Angeles Clippers have a chance to win it all. Since adding James Harden to the fold, this team has looked like a powerhouse. The Clippers have many health concerns, but they’re among the best teams in the NBA. 

They’re a bit low on assets. Still, they’ve got a pick swap to spare. If the Clippers are serious about winning a title, they’ll move that swap for a quality forward. How about Jerami Grant of the Portland Trail Blazers? 

NBA Trade Proposal 

Portland Trail Blazers Receive: G/F Norman Powell, F P.J. Tucker, 2030 First-Round Pick (Swap – LAC) 

Los Angeles Clippers Receive: F Jerami Grant

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell whether that window is even open. Does your team have a real chance of winning an NBA title? Are you sure? 

Did the Blazers have a chance to win a title during the Damian Lillard era? That was always debatable. Lillard has been one of the best offensive guards in the NBA for some time. By that logic, some would conclude that Portland always had that window. 

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Others would argue that they didn’t put enough around Lillard. Either way, it’s a moot point now. Lillard is on the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Blazers are rebuilding. Should they accept this package for Grant? 

Why The Portland Trail Blazers Do The Deal 

Grant’s trade value is a bit difficult to gauge. He’s a very good player. He’s also on a long-term contract that may not age well. Teams may be hesitant to give up an unprotected first in exchange for him. 

If the Blazers can find an unprotected first, they should accept it. Otherwise, a deal like this one should intrigue them. A distant pick swap from the Clippers could prove valuable. This is an aging, injury-prone team – who knows where they’ll be by 2030? 

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Meanwhile, next year is the last year of Tucker’s deal. Powell is on a longer contract, but the Blazers shouldn’t have trouble moving him next summer. Should the Clippers part with him now? 

Why The Los Angeles Clippers Do The Deal 

Tucker is expendable to the Clippers. His age is showing in 2023-24. On the other hand, Powell is a valuable rotation player for this team. Can the Clippers spare him? 

Sure. In a sense, Grant is a replacement for each. He’ll be a direct replacement for Tucker – he plays the same position. Yet, he can replace Powell as this team’s fourth scorer. In other words, he’s the perfect fit for this group. 

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Is sending out these swap rights scary? You bet. The Clippers will be completely all-in on 2023-24 without a future. If they win an NBA title, they won’t regret their decision. After all, that window doesn’t stay open for long. 

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