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Report: Pistons trading Jerami Grant to Trail Blazers

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The Trail Blazers were reportedly interested in trading the Pelicans’ first-round pick for the Pistons. Straw Grant.

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Portland did not receive this protected pick as New Orleans made a surprise playoff appearance, leaving speculation that the Trail Blazers would issue their own seventh pick for Grant.

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Instead, Portland traded a much less valuable first-round player and several second-round players for Grant. Deal, according to Adrian Voinarovsky ESPN:

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Trailblazers get:

  • Straw Grant
  • 46th pick this year

Pistons receive:

  • Bucks in 2025 in the top four defended players of the first round
  • 36th pick this year
  • 2025 Pistons own second round player (who was owned by Portland)
  • Best of 2026 Trail Blazers and Pelicans Round 2 Contestants

Milwaukee so far Giannis Antetokounmpo locked until 2025, so that limits the growth potential of this selection. As well as protecting the top four in case the bottom falls to the Bucks. If he gets into the top four, he will move to the Pelicans and end Milwaukee’s commitment. It’s unclear if Portland added contingencies if the choice isn’t handed over to Detroit.

A defensive-first forward, Grant should fit in well with the Trail Blazers trying to recover quickly. Damian Lillard. Grant may even get the big offensive role he wants as Lillard’s assistant in Portland, though. Anferny Simons (restricted free agent) remains in reserve, while the rest of the roster is under development.

Grant could sign this deal. He could become an unrestricted free agent next year, and the Trail Blazers probably didn’t trade him, not realizing what it would take to keep him. (Though having to give up so little, maybe they did.) Six months after this deal goes official, Grant will be eligible for a four-year, $112,654,080 contract extension and will reportedly sought this full amount from his next team.

As of now, Grant’s salary of $20,955,000 fits into CJ McCollum trade exception. By walking this path, rather than opening up space under the cap, Portland is clearing the way to ensure Josh Hartsalary.

This summer, the Pistons can expect $56 million, far more than anyone else in the NBA. Command options for Hamidou Diallo as well as Frank Jackson and re-signing Marvin Bagley could cut Detroit’s purchasing power. But it’s still a lot of money to make a splash.

Grant (28) is significantly older than the Pistons franchise player. Cade Cunningham (20) and even other building blocks saddik bay (23) and Isaiah Stewart (21). Detroit sold Grant relatively cheaply, who had evolved into a top all-rounder in Detroit. But if they get a younger free agent like Deandre Ayton or Miles Bridges or maybe even Colleen Sexton and pick the fifth pick, the Pistons have a pretty bright future.




Source: nba.nbcsports.com

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