JULY 6: With the July moratorium over, the Trail Blazers and Pistons have officially completed the Grant trade, according to press releases from both teams.
“Jerami Grant is a dynamic two-way forward that can impact winning at a high level,” Blazers GM Joe Cronin said in a statement. “He fits seamlessly into Coach (Chauncey) Billups’ system on both sides of the ball. We could not be happier to have him in Portland.”
JUNE 22: The Pistons have agreed to trade forward Jerami Grant to the Trail Blazers, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
In return, Detroit will receive the Bucks’ 2025 first-round pick, which is top-four protected, according to Wojnarowski.
The teams will also swap second-round picks in this year’s draft, with Detroit sending No. 46 to Portland in exchange for No. 36, sources tell Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Additionally, the Pistons will get their own 2025 second-round selection back from the Blazers, and Portland will send out either its own 2026 second-rounder or the Pelicans’ ’26 second-rounder (whichever is more favorable).
Portland will acquire Grant with the $21MM trade exception created in the CJ McCollum deal, and the Pistons will have about $43MM in cap space heading into free agency (Twitter link).
The Trail Blazers’ pursuit of Grant dates back to at least the trade deadline, and they were able to add him while holding on to the No. 7 overall pick in Thursday’s draft.
Grant averaged 19.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 47 games this season and should help with Portland’s desire to rebuild quickly after a down season. He became a focal point of the offense during the last two seasons in Detroit after playing more of a secondary three-and-D role during previous stops in Oklahoma City and Denver. While the 28-year-old won’t be the go-to option in Portland, he should have an opportunity to be an important piece of the Blazers’ lineup alongside Damian Lillard and RFA-to-be Anfernee Simons.
Grant has one year left on his current contract at $20.955MM. He’s eligible for a veteran extension and the Blazers will likely pursue that possibility at some point before he reaches unrestricted free agency in 2023. Once the deal becomes official, Portland could only offer Grant up to $45.1MM for two years, but he’d become eligible for a four-year extension worth up to $112.7MM six months after the trade.
62 thoughts on “Trail Blazers Acquire Jerami Grant From Pistons”
Blazers get a decent player and pistons get cap space .
For pick #7 I hope.
Nope! Bucks 2025 and move up 10 spots in second round to 36.
Sounds like Bucks 1st rounder (probably will wind up a late 1st) and two 2nd round pick swaps. Seems like a light return for Grant.
No, for the Bucks 2025 1st round pick. Blazers kept their pick this year.
Yeah I don’t like that move much at all. I guess the league doesn’t value Grant much. I think you are right and we should have waited.
Waited for what?
Waited for a better deal, maybe at the deadline, a team has an injury or just wait for a better offer. I would rather keep him at least until deadline, I am sure that 2025 first rounder is still on the table at that point.
Looks like we are going after a max contract, maybe Ayton, he would be a good PnR partner for Cade, I still believe Killian is developing and may surprise us this season.
Also there is real value in not having to take back 20M in bad contracts like you would on a lot of other deals.
Honestly, as a Pistons fan, I didn’t value him much either (no offense intended to him. solid player and seems like a solid guy, but trading him seemed like it could be addition by subtraction). I was hoping for more in the trade, but at least we got something.
He honestly did not feel like he was helping Cade’s development. He’s more a “give me the ball and get out of the way” type of guy, while not being very efficient in doing that either. I’d rather those touches go to Cade and other young guys that have a better chance at being around for longer.
I do like your points. Love to have all of our young players to develop quickly, we still need veterans around just not focal points to the offense necessarily
I was just thinking 16 and a shooter from Atlanta. I just thought we could have done better.
Yeah, a catch and shoot veteran I have no problem with. Cade can learn how to set those guys up. But hand it to Grant and watch him iso? Cade learns nothing on those possessions.
I feel like Grant fit where the team was at in the 2020-2021 season, where the team needed someone to be the offensive focal point. But they didn’t last year. Cade is already capable of filling that role. And Bey is capable of doing that in a pinch as well.
Great point, I don’t like all that iso ball either.
Still could have got more at the deadline! I smell a move up in the draft.
Okc gets 5, bucks pick, and lowered protections on the Det 1st they have.
Det gets 2 and drafts Banchero or Smith
Nah OKC have 17 first rounders they want that number 2 pick. We may want Ivey bad enough to just move up to 4, who knows.
Yeah OKC is doing anything and everything to turn lots of those protected mediocre future first into some premium picks. They literally cant even roster the number of firsts they have in the next 4 years if every player currently on it left.
Detroit get 36th pick tomorrow and Portland get 46 (you have it reported the other way around)
DET made a bad trade, I think….at least basketball-wise….
Guess they aren’t making much money, to keep paying Grant that kind of money….
You sound doubly unsure of your opinion.
DET made a bad trade, I think….at least basketball-wise….
Guess they aren’t making much money, to keep paying Grant that kind of money….
Now you sound quadrupely unsure.
Feels kind of light for Grant. I feel a hard push on restricted FAs Ayton and Sexton.
IT IS light for Grant. He must have been valued by the league as a rental, and having departed Denver, a risk to do the same to his new team too.
Not that I agree. Blazers made out, and did not have to take bad contracts either… Unless more details forthcome.
Good spot for him. Lillard got lucky.
Maybe they took some of our stretch contracts if that is even allowed lol
Dame & Beal won’t win no championship staying with sucky basketball organizations that novody wanna come to then when they 34,35 they gonna try to ring chase
People used to say that about Golden State. Remember that 40 year stretch between titles when they weren’t considered likely to land any big time free agents?
Golden State built through the draft and trades, though, not via free agency. And aside from KD, who left after two years, Golden State has not landed many big time free agents.
Disappointing return…net/net Pistons move up 10 spots in the 2nd round of tomorrow’s draft and free up $21M in cap space to splurge this summer. The 2025 picks are relatively meaningless as the Pistons are highly unlikely to convey them and/or they’ll be used as trade chips. Wonder what else “Trading Troy” has up his sleeve????
43 million total freed up and 2025 pick is top four protected.
Correct, with the $21M being free’d up with this Grant trade the Pistons now have $43M in cap space available. May be able to attract a few FA’s with this cash
Appears to be the plan. As a Pistons fan I’m hoping they don’t throw millions at Ayton unless they pick up a servicable interior defender. No D-etroit was there game last year. I don’t want to watch another season of teams getting their offenses on track at the expense of the Pistons.
Idk warming to Ayton, will be 4 year max. This year works for us contract wise with Cade.
Awful trade for Detroit. Could’ve/should’ve gotten more.
What should/could they have gotten?
They couldn’t or they would’ve
But if they would’ve if they could’ve, should’ve they?
2025 pick is top four protected and this move frees up 43 million in cap space this offseason.
Sounds pretty solid for a young team.
Win-win for both teams considering Detroit’s moves in the next couple days.
I’ve been critical of Portland’s willingness and ability to add players of consequence. They make a big move right here.., hopefully more to come.
I can see the value freeing up cap space and $43 million will buy you a star FA to pair with Cade. I am smelling something more here.. Troy Weaver isn’t just going to give Grant away for no reason. What I’m smelling is possibly getting one or both of Charlotte’s first rounders in exchange for taking on Gordon Haywards contract so they can keep Miles Bridges. That would increase the value of the Grant trade. Something to keep an eye on.
They already can though, or come close.
I bet DET gets Miles at max and CHA then goes after Ayton. Good move for Ayton, as he will get the ball plenty. Bridges is from Flint & MSU and is Pistonlike and Weaverlike. All win.
Plus ironically he was drafted with the pick the Pistons sent to the Clippers for Blake Griffin.
Pistons get 21 million more in cap space for a premium FA will add Ivey, Murray or Mathurin in draft, and will likely have 2 picks in lottery next year (if Portland lands outside top 4 and they miss playoffs). I think that is a lot for Grant who isn’t really a fit for a team still rebuilding.
They don’t get a pick from Portland next year dude. They get a pick from Milwaukee in 2025 that is top 4 protected. That is not likely to be a lottery pick and still 4 drafts away.
In 2025, Giannis will be 30, Khris 33 and Jrue 34 so that pick may be better than people are thinking unless the Bucks do some wheeling and dealing over the next 3 years.
Where’s that clown who tried telling me they were going to get the #7 pick for Grant? Come eat some crow son
I was hoping for 7th, most people agree this was a weak return.
Unless there is a love that is already locked up (which is against the rules) this is way too little for Grant. He is more valuable on the Pistons than the Bucks pick in 2025 which will be 24th or later.
I would love for a free agent acquisition like Ayton, Bridges or even Sexton but this trade could have been made next week or later when we see how free agency is playing out.
I trust Troy Weaver and like what he’s done, but this feels like a mistake to me.
DET did well. Grant, with 1 year left on his deal, was never going to bring much more than a mid-to-low 1st, despite what they were asking for. It’s a bit remote (3 years), but with the other picks, it’s fair. They also dump the salary.
Det fo sho going after Ayton, no? But who’s Plan B? Hopefully not Mitch hahahaha!
Yeah quite remote. Weaver’s rep will suffer in Detroit. Had to have been better offers.
Detroit had a potentially versatile roster the last 2 years, but Dwayne Casey used it terribly, which admittedly landed them Cade and now another top 5 pick, but I still would have liked to see where they could have gone if they would have used their defenders differently, although they did have some injuries that complicated things.
Now they move Grant, who I felt was maybe more expendable previously, but at least that now opens them up to maybe pursue other options both in the draft, and free agency. I wonder if they’ll go for help defensively at that 4 spot or stick with shooting at the combo guard spot/wing. Cade opens things up for them with his versatility, and ability to play multiple positions
Previously, this would have been an amazing deal for Portland, but I felt they had finally addressed these positions at the end of last year, so I’m interested to see where there roster goes. Not sure who is a free agent for them, but depending on who they still have after their trades, they have a theoretically much improved defense, and more depth to handle injuries. I could see them looking for another wing shooter, and maybe a floor spacing big behind Nurkic and Grant, and depending on if they keep certain guys they got at guard, maybe someone that can defend at the guard position that can playmake and play next to Lillard/Simons
Whatever Portland situations you speak of were Not addressed. They were certain awful.
Those guys were injured. I’m talking about going into next year.
I have a question: What happens to Drew Bledsoe?
well he’s been retired since 2007, after he played for the Patriots til 2001, and was then replaced by Tom Brady after an injury, so probably copperfit commercials
Good trade for the Blazers. Can’t believe Knicks weren’t in on this. Great move by Blazers. They still have money to spend. Dame must be happy.
Good trade for both teams. BLAZERS gets a 2-way starter, PISTONS sanitize their forward spots, clear the way for Bey’s development.
Troy Weaver was right to deal Grant – besides the obvious that Bey will be the man, Grant was limited besides being injury-prone.
Grant cant go left, when defenses force him left, he’ll be content with those long jumpers. BLAZERS need anyone of who can start, help them get back to the playoffs.
W for the blazers. Get a good player without giving up a hell of a lot
that’s 1 of the moves many wanted & ‘finally’ didn’t overpay! ;
Keep the 7 for OG. or a great pick!
I luv trades like this….makes sense to me for Both teams!
DET gets out from a big contract guy who doesn’t seem to quite mesh with the future they’re building and can now be HUGE players in the free agent market this upcoming season, while also adding a future 1st-rounder(which I wouldn’t sleep on, MIL will be on downturn by 25′ and pick could actually nudge up into or near the lottery)
PORT on the other hand, doing what Dame wants, gets a solid player who can contribute right now using the exception they created w/ CJM trade and give up nothing of real immediate consequence(10-spots down in 2nd-round swap ain’t nothin’) aside from adding 20mil salary of course! Gotta think that #7 pick now goes to their preferred front-court trade target(OG, JC, whoever etc.)
Seems like a gift for Portland. Detroit continues to be one of the worst teams in the NBA