The Detroit Pistons have agreed to trade forward Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a 2025 first-round pick (via the Milwaukee Bucks and protected Nos. 1-4) and multiple pick swaps, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Most notably, the Pistons and Blazers have swapped second-round picks in this year’s draft. The Pistons now have No. 36 overall, while the Blazers have No. 46 overall. In addition, the Pistons will receive a 2025 second-round pick from the Blazers and a 2026 second-round pick (most favorable between the Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans). Detroit will also receive a $21 million trade exception as part of the deal.
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Grant is entering the final year of his contract and was not a long-term piece for the rebuilding Pistons who will now forge ahead with Cade Cunningham and $43 million in cap space for free agency. Moving Grant always made sense, but it’s surprising the Pistons weren’t able to command more of a return. Perhaps they could have from a desperate contender if they traded Grant at the deadline last season.
However, it’s worth noting that Grant is eligible for an extension this offseason and will be looking for a deal worth as much as $112 million over four years. In addition, he wants to be a featured offensive player. There were likely few teams willing to pay Grant and give him the role he desired, which could have resulted in the low trade value. The Blazers were obviously one of them, and have now added a versatile forward to the mix as they try to re-tool around Damian Lillard.