Pistons send Jerami Grant to Portland
By: Mike Stiles -
Friday, June 24, 2022
Jerami Grant (photo courtesy of Detroit Pistons)
(DETROIT) – The Portland Trail Blazers are acquiring Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant for a protected 2025 first-round pick and additional draft assets, according to sources. The Blazers have been pursuing Grant to pair with All-NBA guard Damian Lillard for over a year and now land him and absorb his $21 million salary using a trade exception. The deal also includes Detroit acquiring Portland's No. 36 pick in Thursday's NBA draft for the Blazers at No. 46, as well as a 2025 second-round pick that Detroit had owed Portland. The Pistons also get a 2026 second-round pick from the Blazers, which will be the most favorable between Portland's and the New Orleans Pelicans’. The deal delivers the Pistons $43 million in salary cap space for free agency, and gave them the fifth and 36th picks in Thursday's draft. Grant, 28, is eligible to sign a four-year, $112 million extension beginning in December. He's entering the final year of his contract.