Detroit Pistons: Jerami Grant trade rumor recap so far

Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) shoots as Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (44) defends Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) shoots as Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (44) defends Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Pistons, Cade Cunningham, Jerami Grant
Obi Toppin #1 of the New York Knicks and Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons and Jerami Grant have been at the heart of the NBA rumor season, with most experts believing Detroit will deal their versatile forward before the trade deadline.

The Pistons have a lot of leverage here, as they don’t have to trade Grant and could certainly wait to see how things go in the draft and free agency before moving him sometime in the offseason or before next year’s trade deadline.

But a move seems inevitable at this point, as Grant isn’t the greatest fit with rookie Cade Cunningham and would need to adjust his game to be a better complement if he wants to be a long-term piece for the Pistons.

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It’s possible to imagine a future for the Pistons with Jerami Grant, but dealing him while his value is at its highest also makes a lot of sense.

There have been a lot of trades floated around, some which make sense and some which don’t, but there seemingly haven’t been any concrete offers made yet.

Here is a recap of all of the different rumors, including the teams that make no sense, the ones who are intriguing and the ones that have potentially attractive offers for Jerami Grant.

Teams to avoid in a Jerami Grant trade

Here are three rumored suitors the Detroit Pistons should avoid in any Jerami Grant trades unless the reported offers were significantly adjusted or a third team got involved.

New York Knicks

The Knicks could offer a poo-poo platter of mediocre young players (sorry, Obi Toppin doesn’t move me) and a pick but the one guy the Pistons might want (Mitchell Robinson) will be a free agent at the end of the year anyway.

The Knicks blew some of their capital getting Cam Reddish from Atlanta and now he doesn’t even play. The Pistons may be bad, but hey, at least we aren’t the Knicks, who are a hot mess with some of the worst contracts in the league now hanging over them for years to come.

LA Lakers

The Lakers have been floating their meager trade package to anyone who will listen, but so far they’ve no takers for a mediocre young player (Talen Horton Tucker), salary filler and a pick sometime in the next century.

It’s hard to imagine the Lakers being able to get an impact player with the assets they have, but stranger things have happened.

Dallas Mavericks

I know some fans are high on Jalen Brunson, but it would take a pile of players from Dallas to make the salaries work and he’ll be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season anyway.

If the Pistons want Brunson, they can bid on him as a free agent, so I don’t really see a match with Dallas for Jerami Grant.