Detroit Pistons: What Jerami Grant has to do to be an All-Star next season

Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Jan 25, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) grabs the rebound in the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Pistons: Jerami Grant’s offensive rebounding

For a player who is 6-foot-8 and plays a lot of time at power forward, Jerami Grant is not a great rebounder, which is another thing that separated him from Julius Randle when it came to the MIP award.

Randle averaged 10.2 a game while Grant only averaged 4.6 total rebounds per game, which puts him 18th among small forwards.

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Grant has to grab more rebounds and if he wants to make the All-Star team, he has to get that number closer to seven a game.

But where he needs the big improvement is on the offensive glass, as he averages less than one offensive rebound per game.

Grant is far too good an athlete and has too high a motor to not get more rebounds on the offensive end, which often lead to easy buckets.

Rebounding was one of the Pistons’ biggest weaknesses this season and part of that is because their starting power forward gets fewer than five a game.

Grant has to be more aggressive on the offensive glass, to get that number closer to two per game, which will help him get a few easier baskets as well.

Jerami Grant is very close to being an All-Star for the Detroit Pistons and will get there if he can play more games, improve as a passer and grab a few more rebounds.

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