Mavericks and Pistons could be match for a Jerami Grant trade

Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) looks to score as Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) looks to score as Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jalen Brunson #13 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts to a missed shot and rebound against Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

It seems like just about every team in the NBA has been attached to a trade rumor about Jerami Grant of the Detroit Pistons.

We’ve talked about a lot of possibilities, and also that the Pistons have all of the leverage, as they don’t have to move him and with few other impact players available, Detroit could have a bidding war for Grant that would lead to a haul.

Just about every contender could use a guy like Grant, as he is versatile and can play with just about any lineup of guys, so it makes sense that teams like the Jazz, Lakers, Bulls or Hawks might be interested.

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That includes Dallas, who Kevin O’ Connor of the Ringer mentioned as a possibility.

The Pistons would likely want at least one NBA-ready player, a high-upside prospect and a draft pick in return, as Grant is one of the few real talents they have and the Pistons don’t want to take a step back in their rebuild when they are already one of the worst teams in the NBA.

The Dallas Mavericks have a return that might interest the Detroit Pistons, and they make sense as a middling contender who might need another piece to push them over the top.

Why the Dallas Mavericks make sense for a Jerami Grant trade

The Mavericks are in a familiar spot, the middle of the Western Conference, where they have been since drafting superstar Luka Doncic.

Doncic alone is enough to carry a team to the playoffs, but is their roster good enough to win a title?

Jerami Grant would give them another versatile forward who can take on the tough defensive assignments, hit spot-up 3-point shots and take some of the scoring load off Luka Doncic.

Grant would give Dallas one of the longest starting fives in the league, and another guy to throw at the wings of the West, which are plentiful.

Dallas also has the potential pieces to get it done, so what might a trade look like?