Jerami Grant trade: Pistons send forward to Trail Blazers for future first-round pick, per report

Jerami Grant trade: Pistons send forward to Trail Blazers for future first-round pick, per report

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The Detroit Pistons have agreed to trade forward Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a 2025 first-round pick (via the Milwaukee Bucks and protected numbers 1-4) and multiple pick trades. by Adrian Wojnarowski.

Notably, the Pistons and Blazers have traded second-round picks in this year’s draft. The Pistons are now No. 36 overall, while the Blazers are No. 46 overall. Additionally, the Pistons will receive a 2025 second-round pick from the Blazers and a 2026 second-round pick (more favorable between the Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans). Detroit will also receive a $21 million trade exception as part of the deal.

Grant is entering the final year of his contract and was not a long-term piece for the rebuilding Pistons, who will now move on with Cade Cunningham and $43 million in cap space in free agency. Moving Grant always made sense, but it’s surprising the Pistons haven’t been able to pull off more returns. Perhaps they could have been a desperate contender if they traded Grant at the deadline last season.

However, it’s worth noting that Grant is eligible for an extension this offseason and will be seeking a deal worth up to $112 million over four years. Also, he wants to be a standout offensive player. There were probably few teams willing to pay Grant and give him the role he wanted, which could have resulted in low market value. The Blazers were obviously one of them, and now they’ve added a versatile forward to the mix as they try to reorganize around Damian Lillard.

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