NBA rumors: Pistons might try to re-sign Jerami Grant
Three years ago, the Pistons signed Jerami Grant to a three-year, $60 million contract and watched him blossom into a borderline star. However, as the team continued to struggle they ultimately explored trading him and sent him to the Trail Blazers last summer for a first-round pick. Now, with that three-year deal ended, the Pistons are reportedly interested in re-signing Grant, per James L. Edwards III of The Athletic:
"Grant arguably is the most realistic unrestricted target on the market for Detroit, and a reunion makes a ton of sense. For starters, the team has more talent on its roster than when he was the leading scorer a season ago. Secondly, the Pistons very much need a player with his skill set. General manager Troy Weaver said during his end-of-season press conference that Detroit needs another defensive wing who “preferably” can shoot."
The Trail Blazers are also reportedly interested in re-signing Grant and it’s not clear how interested he would be in returning to the Pistons after they traded him. He would be an excellent fit in Detroit and while they are a young team on the rise, it’s not clear their immediate future is brighter than the Blazers. If he wants to compete in playoff games or maybe even play for a title, Portland or another suitor are probably a better choice than Detroit.
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