Is it time Detroit moves on from Jerami Grant?


There have been rumors that the Detroit Pistons may be possibly trading the 27-year-old Forward Jerami Grant.

Grant agreed to a $60 Million Dollar Deal with the Detroit Pistons on November 22, 2020 at the time of this deal it was very questionable on why at the time new Pistons GM Tory Weaver decided to sign Grant on that type of contract with most calling him “overpaid’ yet once the season around Grant shocked the league finishing as a finalist in the Most Improved Player race. 

Although Grant’s first year was much more than expected with rookie Cade Cunningham slowly taking the keys to the offense, Grant’s productions has lightly slowed down season on top of the key factor that Grant is 27-years-old coming up on 28 while the Detroit Pistons average roster age at the start of the season was 24-years-old. Grant is still a 20 point per game scorer however at 27-year-old, and with only one more year on his contract after the 2021-22 season he may not fit the Detroit Pistons timeline anymore and it may be time to take advantage of his value for some young pieces teams would have to offer such as the three I’ve constructed below.


Young Lob Threat to Detroit

New Orleans Pelicans Receive: 

Jerami Grant 

Corey Joseph

Detroit Pistons Receive:

Jaxon Hayes

Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Thomas Satoransky 

The Detroit Pistons move on from Grant and Joseph for two young pieces Alexander-Walker as a guard to pair around Cade Cunnigham and spark the offense while hes off along with Jaxon Hayes being a lob threat for Cunningham and Hayes to run with, also an expiring contract in Satoransky who could bring a veteran presence in the locker room. One the other side of the deal the New Orleans Pelicans get Grant and Joseph go all in on getting ready to win when Zion is back getting another 20 point per game scorer on the team that can also cover at the Power Forward positions if Zion may be out again along with a quality backup guard. 

The Paw to Detroit

Chicago Bulls Receive: 

Jerami Grant

Detroit Pistons Receive:

Patrick Williams

Derrick Jones Jr

The Detroit Pistons get former 4th pick Patrick Willams at only 20-years-old who has an unmeasured amount of untapped potential alongside high quality role player Jones Jr. The Chicago Bulls have looked like one of the top teams in the league this season with players such as DeMar DeRozan looking like an MVP candidate and Lonzo Ball continuously improving, adding someone like Jerami Grant to the roster would only further their chances of being a real contender come playoff time. 

Former Number 2 Pick to Detroit

Golden State Warriors Receive:

Jerami Grant

Detroit Pistons Receive:

James Wiseman

Moses Moody

Kevon Looney

The Detroit Pistons manage to acquire former second pick James Wiseaman, Rookie Moses Moody, and Veteran Kevon Looney. This deal would be a home run for the Pistons, perfectly building towards the future having, if not the best, one of the best young cores in the league. Golden State on the other hand adds another high level role player to their arsenal of elite players to push them even further ahead of other teams in the Western Conference especially when long awaited Klay Thompson comes back from injury running Grant at the Power Forward and Draymond at the Center leaves no holes in this teams lineup.

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