Why Jerami Grant may have more trade value in the offseason

Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

Jerami Grant’s contract for the Detroit Pistons

One of the problematic parts of trading Jerami Grant is that he wants an extension with his new team, which might lower the number of suitors.

You could also argue that his value will be lower simply because teams will be getting less of a guarantee when they trade for him, which makes sense.

Expiring contracts aren’t as valuable as they once were and rentals won’t get as much in a trade. But Grant’s willingness to sign an extension could be a bonus to a team looking to lock up a 3rd or 4th piece at a good rate.

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There is also the possibility that the Pistons will extend Grant themselves, which might be a smart move if they can get him to sign a deal  that is similar to the one he just signed. I am not sure there is a team out there that will give Grant the max, so he might just take the security of a four year deal at a rate similar to Lonzo Ball’s 4 years/$85 million.

If that were the case, he’d still be easy to move in the future, or the Pistons could just roll with him and see how it works out, as he’d still be on a value deal.

While I understand the frustration, I think it’s still way too early to give up on the idea of trading Jerami Grant or that his market value is significantly lower than it was at the trade deadline.

I still think the Pistons will trade Grant at some point in the offseason and will probably get the same deal they were offered now or better, except they’ll be making it with more knowledge of their needs and a clearer understanding of Grant’s future contract.

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