Jerami Grant trade rumors 2021-22 continue to appear on a frequent basis. The versatile forward is one of the prime trade candidates this season and, now that the Detroit Pistons have reportedly made him available, no one expects him to be on the team past the deadline.
Jerami Grant trade rumors 2021-22
Albeit not a superstar, Grant has the right skillset for most suitors. Jerami Grant‘s defense is way above average and his ability to guard multiple spots makes him a bit of a unicorn nowadays. His shooting comes and goes but his aggressiveness helps him get his points anyway.
However, Grant is in a bit of limbo right now. He’s still under team control for years so the Pistons can’t just give him away. Then again, he’s not an All-Star or worthy of a steep price. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the best and most realistic trade fits for him.
The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Grant but he wasn’t much of a part of their plans during ‘The Process’. Now, without Ben Simmons, they need to address their defensive flaws, so bringing back a familiar face could be the solution to their problems.
Daryl Morey isn’t known for overpaying in trades, but he’s savvy and knows how to get deals done. The Sixers are one piece away from being a legit championship threat, so he’ll be quite aggressive near the deadline. They have enough young pieces and spare parts to pull the trigger.
The Boston Celtics need to go through a roster overhaul right now. Even if Ime Udoka looks over his head and unprepared for the job, it’s clear that this roster has hit its expiration date. There’s no energy, no chemistry, no flow whatsoever.
Jerami Grant’s defense is much-needed and he’d be a perfect fit for their all-shooters lineup. They have enough young players like Romeo Langford and Aaron Nesmith and have all their draft picks to trade.
3. Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers need to do everything they can to stop Damian Lillard requesting a trade. They’ve struggled with injuries all season long and even when healthy, the roster didn’t look properly built. Unfortunately, they don’t have many valuable trade chips either.
Landing Grant would most likely require a three-team trade. They’ve reportedly made both Jusuf Nurkic and Robert Covington available, while CJ McCollum has always gauged some interest in the market. Grant alone won’t be enough to compete but it will point them in the right direction.
The Phoenix Suns are reportedly keeping tabs on Grant’s situation. They could do with a versatile forward that can score and guard multiple positions with Dario Saric out for the season. The only problem is that they will be deep in the luxury tax if they manage to keep Deandre Ayton beyond this campaign.
That means that the Suns will either have to part ways with Cameron Johnson and/or multiple picks to land a player like Grant. James Johnson may not be willing to do that, especially considering that core was two wins away from an NBA championship.
The Los Angeles Lakers are bad. They’re flat-out bad. They don’t mesh well, Anthony Davis has regressed, Russell Westbrook is unwilling and unable to play defense, and LeBron James can only do so much at 37 years old.
They need to do something and they need to do it now.
There was plenty of hype around Talen Horton-Tucker before the season, yet he’s failed to step up. The Lakers need to think about winning now while they still have LeBron. So, if that means losing front-office favorite Horton-Tucker to make another championship run, then so be it.