Detroit Pistons: Two crazy offseason trades that could add shooting

Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

This year, it became even more apparent that the Detroit Pistons really lack when it comes to consistent three-point shooting. Jerami Grant, Hamidou Diallo, and Killian Hayes are all good playmakers, but aside from Saddiq Bey, there are no options for catch-and-shoot opportunities.

The Detroit Pistons are currently 21st in the NBA in 3-point percentage and attempts, so they are not only shooting too few but are not making enough of the ones they do shoot.

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Detroit could find a shooting threat in the draft, but with a high lottery pick, they will probably focus on drafting a cornerstone of the franchise who creates his own plays, not someone who makes a living waiting for a kick out and hitting open shots.

The second round could be where Detroit finds their shooter, but that is far from a sure thing, so in case they don’t draft one, they need to be ready to trade for one.

Jerami Grant showed a lot of value this season and would be a nice addition to a younger team looking to make a big leap. With Grant being a high-value player, it could be time for Detroit to flip him so their needs can be met.

Trading Jerami Grant would be tough, as he has had a breakout season in Detroit, has been a great leader and actually wants to be a Piston. But if the Pistons want to get as much value as possible, it might be wise to trade him while his value is at its peak.

It’s still early but here are some ideas for offseason trades the Detroit Pistons could make to add to their offense using Grant as trade bait.