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Jerami Grant Trade Rumors: 'No Deals Made Sense' for Pistons at 2022 Deadline

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 11, 2022

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The Detroit Pistons held onto forward Jerami Grant after not finding any deals that "made sense" ahead of Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.

Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reported the Pistons could not find a deal they were comfortable with.

Detroit spent several weeks discussing potential Grant moves with teams, but there never appeared to be much traction. James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reported the Pistons were seeking at least two first-round picks in exchange, a price no team came close to meeting.

The Portland Trail Blazers were the most aggressive team in attempting to acquire Grant but "nothing worthwhile materialized," per Edwards.

While both sides were aware of a potential trade, Grant is reportedly happy in Detroit and the Pistons are happy with him being in the fold. He's their leading scorer for a second straight season at 19.1 points per game, and he's a solid defender on the perimeter. The Grant-Pistons relationship hasn't resulted in wins, but these were always expected to be lean years in Detroit.

It's possible, if not likely, the Pistons explore trading Grant this summer ahead of the final year of his three-year, $60 million contract. He could become an attractive trade chip for a team that misses out on the free-agent market and has viable assets they can use on a wing defender. 

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