This past offseason, the Detroit Pistons made what is shaping up to be the best free agent signing of the season when they signed Jerami Grant to a three-year, $60M deal. Grant had a really solid season last year with the Denver Nuggets and after some impressive performances in the NBA Bubble, Detroit decided to make him their “star” player.
Everybody knew Jerami Grant was a really solid player, but not many were expecting to see him have the breakout season that he has. Through 33 games, Grant is averaging 22.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and is shooting 35.0% from three-point range.
While the Pistons are currently in last-place in the Eastern Conference, this organization has a lot of high-potential, young players and in a couple seasons, they could be a very tough team to play.
Leading up to the NBA trade deadline the Celtics reportedly had a ton of interest in acquiring Jerami Grant and had reached out to the Pistons about a potential trade for him, but Detroit did not want any part of dealing their breakout star this season. Could they potentially look to trade him to Boston in the offseason though? This will be something to monitor in NBA trade rumors.
It seems highly unlikely and the front-office has shot down any rumors saying they have taken calls on Grant, but with his value is at an all-time-high and with the Celtics having plenty of draft compensation and young talents to offer up, it could be worth hearing their offer out.
After just acquiring Evan Fournier at the trade deadline and him being in the final year of his contract, Boston could definitely make a trade for Grant work financially, the only question is what would they have to give up to persuade the Pistons to trade their star?
Let’s take a look at a potential trade package the Celtics could offer the Pistons in exchange for Jerami Grant while keeping their trio of Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker intact.