NBA Trade Rumors: Grading the deal between the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers centered around Jerami Grant heading West.
The 2022 NBA Draft may be a little more than 24 hours away, but the Detroit Pistons and the Portland Trail Blazers got the festivities started early. Wednesday afternoon, it was reported that the two sides had agreed to a trade centered around Jerami Grant.
Grant will head to the Trail Blazers in exchange for a 2025 first-round pick via Milwaukee. The pick is top 4 protected. Portland will use its $21 million trade exception and the move opens up $43 million in cap space for Detroit.
All in all, this is not exactly a surprising move and makes a lot of sense for both sides. Grant lands on a more competitive team and the Pistons get an asset in exchange for Grant and out from under his contract.
Let’s take a closer look at this deal and how it truly impacts both teams moving forward into the NBA Draft and the offseason.