Detroit Pistons star Jerami Grant is one of the hottest names on the market ahead of this week’s NBA Trade Deadline. Just about every team in the league would love to acquire the swingman, who is enjoying a fantastic campaign for the Pistons, despite missing a healthy chunk of games due to injury.
Well, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, who appeared on Sportsnet’s Fan590 radio show on Monday in Toronto, Detroit has told Grant that he won’t be moved. This would definitely be surprising given the heavy interest.
The Athletic’s James Edwards III recently said the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, and the Washington Wizards are the three teams most keen on making a move for the Pistons forward. At this point, it makes the most sense for Detroit to trade him given how bad they are and especially given the money he’s eligible for this summer.
Grant can receive a four-year, $112 million extension in the offseason and it’s very unlikely the Pistons are going to be the one who hands him such a lucrative deal since they’re in the midst of a rebuild. Shipping him out of town right now could honestly be the best move.
The 27-year-old is slowly working his way back from thumb surgery, averaging 19.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 2021/22. It will be interesting to see if Jerami Grant is in a Pistons jersey by the time Friday rolls around.