According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Detroit Pistons reportedly traded forward Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers in trade for a future first-round pick
Detroit Pistons Reportedly Traded Forward Jerami Grant To Trail Blazers
According to some reports and sources, Detroit has dealt Jerami Grant to Portland for a first-round selection in 2025 via Milwaukee. Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 22nd June 2022.
Detroit Pistons Trade Highlights
The NBA draught for this year has been affected by the trade as well. Detroit traded Portland’s second-round pick (the 36th overall pick) for its second-round pick (No. 46 overall).
According to reports, Portland will also return to Detroit a 2025 second-round pick that originally belonged to the Pistons. In a three-team trade involving Luke Kennard and Bruce Brown, Detroit had initially sent that pick to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2020.
Additionally, the Trail Blazers will send Detroit a second-round pick in 2026. The higher pick in 2026 will go to Detroit since Portland will have two second-round picks, one directly from them and one through the New Orleans Pelicans.
Grant’s Addition To Portland
Grant’s addition to Portland’s squad filled a significant need on the team. Beyond Damian Lillard and promising rookie Anfernee Simons, the Trail Blazers don’t have many players with the 6-foot-8 forward’s versatility and ability to generate his own shot.
After inking a $60 million three-year deal with the Pistons in 2020, Grant scored an average of 22.3 points a game in his debut campaign in the Motor City. He had a disappointing season last year, but the Pistons want to go young and free up more salary room before the draught on Thursday. Dealing with Grant, 25, aids in both those areas.
Additionally, it gives Portland a tremendous boost following a poor campaign in which perennial All-Star Damian Lillard missed a significant portion of the year due to injury. He and Grant were partners on the American Olympic team that took home the gold at the 2018 Tokyo Games.
Detroit’s decision to shift has yielded cap room as its biggest benefit. With free agency beginning in roughly a week, the Pistons now have somewhere within the neighborhood of $44 million in cap space available this summer.
On Thursday, the Pistons will select fifth overall after selecting Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick in the previous round. Portland will pick two positions later at No. 7 altogether.
Following Is The Summary Of The Trade Receives For Both Teams
• Jerami Grant
• 2022 second-round pick swap (No. 46)
• 2022 second-round pick swap (No. 36)
• 2025 first-round pick (via Milwaukee)
• 2025 second-round pick
Grant, who attended Syracuse for his college basketball career, aggregated 19.2 points in 47 games with the Pistons last season. His statistics have significantly improved over the previous two seasons. He played for Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, and Denver in his first six seasons, averaging 9.3 points per game.
Grant, however, averaged 20.9 points throughout his seasons with the Pistons.
The exchange also functions as a form of homecoming. Grant was born in 1994, during the first of his father Harvey Grant’s three seasons as a Trail Blazer.
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